Make a First Aid Kit zipper pouch with this step by step tutorial. The darling little pouch will hold all your supplies in style. A zippered pouch makes a perfect gift.

Sewing is fun and a great hobby. Enjoy these fun sewing projects. Here are more homemade gift ideas to make.

sewn first aid pouch filled with band aids

First Aid Kit Zipper Pouch Supplies

Here is how to cut your fabric.

  • 2 batting pieces 6″ X 7 1/2″
  • 2 lining pieces 6″ X 7 1/2″
  • 1 main fabric  piece 6″ X 7 1/2″
  • 1 main fabric piece 1 1/4 X 7 1/2″
  • 1 main fabric piece 2 3/4″ X 7 1/2″
  • 2 main fabric pieces 2 3/4 X 2 3/4″
  • 2 white fabric pieces  1 1/4″ X 2 1/2″
  • 1 red fabric piece  1 1/4″ X 2 1/2″
  • 1 red fabric piece 1 1/4″ X 2 3/4″
  • A zipper at least 7 1/2″ inches long
  • thread
  • sewing machine
  • iron
  • ironing board
  • rotary cutter
  • cutting mat
  • first aid kit (one like this can be divided up among several homemade pouches)

first aid pouch supplies

How to Make Red Cross Pattern

Using 1/4″ seams sew together the 1 1/4″ X 2 1/2″ pieces.

sew three fabrics pieces together

Cut the three stitched pieces in half.

cut piece in half for first aid cross

Sew the red 1 1/4″ X 2 3/4″ fabric piece to the cut pieces.

sew middle of first aid cross

How to Make a Zipper Pouch

Keep all those first aid supplies together in one easy to find place! It is perfect for the car, the diaper bag or to keep at home so everyone can find! A zipper pouch is so handy and always makes a great gift. No worries if you are just learning how to sew. This is an easy project. Follow along with this great tutorial!

Sew the main fabric 2 3/4 X 2 3/4″ pieces to each side of the cross. Use 1/4″ seams.

front panel with first aid cross

Sew the top main fabric 1 1/4″  X 7 1/2″ piece along the top. Then sew the main fabric piece 1 main 2 3/4″ X 7 1/2″ fabric piece along the bottom.

sew top and bottom of red cross

Press open all seams.

red cross pressing seams open

Baste zipper along the top of the lining fabric.

baste zipper to lining

Make a “zipper sandwich”.  Place lining fabric right side facing up, next zipper face up and then top main fabric face down.

place zipper between fabric

Using a zipper foot sew along the top edge close to the zipper.

sew across top

Repeat for the other side of the zipper. Lining fabric face up, zipper face up (baste the zipper to lining fabric)  main fabric facedown, then top with batting. Sew along the top.

repeat for other side of zipper

When it is open it should look like this. See how easy sewing a zipper is!

fabric open up with zipper in the middle

Bring outside fabric to one side and the lining pieces right sides together on the other side. I pin zipper teeth facing toward the main (outside fabric).

With an about a 1/2″ seam sew all the way the edge leaving a 2 inch opening at the bottom of the lining. Trim corners. Trim zipper even with the edge of the fabric.

IMPORTANT: Open zipper at least halfway up before sewing around the edge.

left side outer fabric right side lining fabric sew

Pinch corners and sew about an inch from the corner. Make sure the main fabric is laying next to the batting.

box corner of first aid pouch

Repeat this for all four corners.

box all four corners

Trim all four corners.

trim all four corners

bottom of first aid zippered pouch

Turn the pouch right side out. Push out corners. Sew the lining shut. This can be done with the sewing machine or by hand.

turn pouch right side out

Push the lining into the pouch and you have an amazing First Aid Zipper Pouch. Made by YOU! Now you can make all types of zippered pouches. They make cute makeup bags. All you will need to do is cut a solid piece of fabric for the front of the pouch instead of the red cross.

first aid kit

This little zipper pouch makes a wonderful little Christmas gift. It is useful and heartfelt.  Wrap it up extra special with these printable gift tags for $3.99 BUY NOW. If you love making homemade you will want to check out my homemade holidays’ gift tag bundle.  You will find handmade gift ideas, along with the recipe and a cute gift tag. LEARN MORE (The first aid kit gift tags are included in this bundle).

first aid kit homemade gift

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You can’t go wrong with any of these great ideas for DIY gifts.

I hope you liked this zippered pouch tutorial? Are you going to give it a go? What gifts will you make?

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  1. Marianne, I purchased a first aid kit (about 5.99) and it had multiples of ointment, band aids , wipes and sterile pad. I think I might try to find and ace bandage, mini scissors and tape to add.

  2. Brilliant idea!! Where did you get the First Aid supplies like the small antibiotic ointment?

  3. Love Love this idea, but could’nt find printable directions. I love to sew small projects and this is perfect gift for my lg. family and now I know what to do with all those scrap materials thank you. Lollie

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