Over the next few months, “Road Trip” is going to be my husbands and my middle name (and “On The Road Again” is going to be our jam!). My husband just found out he has to travel cross country to go to a training for two months, and right when we get back from this training, we’re going to be packing up and moving to a new base, so from now through July, we’re going to be living on the road. Thankfully, his training allows (and even encourages spouses and families) to attend, so I get to go along for the ride! Over the next 2 months, we are going to see 17 different states, and our car is going to be our “home”. I’m going to do another blog post on how I organized the car for the trip, but let me start with one little aspect of it- my Travel Emergency Kit.
I gathered a few supplies that are somehow always needed while on the road: A nail file, Advil, alcohol cleaning pads, Neosporin, bandages and san awesome little swiss army type knife that I found on clearance at Kohls – it has a few small tools, scissors, bottle opener, etc.
For this, you’ll just need a few scraps of fabric and a small piece of ribbon. I used some scrap upholstery fabric – you’ll want something sturdy, or make sure you interface/stabilize any lightweight fabric.
On the two accent pocket pieces, make a hem on one of the long sides (I just folded it under about 1/4″ and stitched down close to the edge). Place the shorter piece on top of the taller piece, and mark out a few pockets. Your pockets will be different based on what items you picked for your travel kit. Stitch along the line to create a pocket, making sure you backstitch really well on the upper edge.
Some pockets will just be on the bottom layer, and some pockets will go through to the top layer. See my markings below. To make the upper pockets, lay the two pocket pieces onto one of your outside pieces of fabric and sew through all three layers.
Lay your other outside piece on top of the pocket piece, right sides together. Sew around all four edges, using a 1/2″ seam, and leaving a 5″ opening so that you can turn it inside out. Before turning inside out, trim your seams and clip your corners.