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My daughter has inherited my severe PMS pain. I was surely hoping that it would pass by her and during her teenage years she would not have severe cramps, pain, and extreme tiredness — but she got every bit of it and sometimes it is even worse than mine. I hate that she hurts, so I decided to make something for her that would help her to be able to have a little help during that time of the month.
I made this cute little pouch from some items I picked up at Walmart the last time I was there. I knew right off the bat, the first thing I wanted to include in this pouch was some menstrual relief — so I grabbed a bottle of Advil® Menstrual Pain Relief in the pain and fever medication aisle. This is the #1 doctor recommended medicine for menstrual pain relief so I was willing to let her try it for herself.
My daughter loves drawing and when it is her time of the month, that pain can be pretty unbearable for her — sometimes even keeping her in bed. When this happens, she doesn’t get to draw — which for her is like cutting off an arm. She is always drawing something.
In fact, she just finished her latest drawing of Starlord from Guardians of the Galaxy. And yes — this is why she is going to art school in January. I am one proud momma.
When she takes Advil® Menstrual Pain relief, it helps to relieve a lot of the pain she would normally feel for up to 6 hours, so that she can function as she would like to. Pain such as menstrual cramps, headaches and backaches are lessened when she takes Advil® Menstrual Pain.
The relief it provides helps to fuel her for her favorite time of the day for drawing.
Since she’s 18, I didn’t have to really explain to her how to use it — she already knew to read the directions on the back. I love that it is caffeine-free, antihistamine-free, and easy-to-swallow. Kayla sometimes stays awake at night having a difficult time going to sleep, so knowing that this won’t add fuel to the fire of her sleeplessness makes this momma a happy camper.
The next stop I made was over in the craft section to choose the fabric I wanted to use for her special Emergency PMS pack. I chose a fabric that would make her smile and remind her that even though she might be in pain right now, this too shall pass.
Then, I bought a chocolate bar and made this super cool wrapper to go on top. She and I always joke about how when it is that time of the month, there needs to be chocolate in the house — every day. So this emergency chocolate bar is perfect for her pouch.
Then I add in an extra tampon and pad so that she always has these on hand — just in case. You never know when you are going to need more protection– am I right?
So here is how I made the pouch —
I started with a 12″ by 12″ piece of fabric that I cut. Then I got my sewing machine out and set it up. I took the sides and folded them down 1/2 inch on both sides and then sewed those down.
Then I folded it in about 2/3 of the way with the wrong side out and sewed 1/4 inch on each side and sewed those about 1/2 the way down to make a pocket of sorts. You should have enough material left at the top to create a flap that will fold down.
Then once you sew it, take it and turn it right side out again. You should by this time have a cool little pocket pouch.
Now, fold down the top about 1/2 inch and sew it the same way you did in the first step. This will cover all the raw edges so that your material doesn’t fray.
Then, to finish it, I make two tiny slits in the bottom and top where the the fabric meets and then I add a cute little ribbon for the tie.
Then we just fit everything inside and this fits perfectly in her purse to keep for those days when she is not feeling her best.
If you are looking for a way to make your daughter feel better during her menstrual cycle, be sure and grab a bottle of Advil® Menstrual Pain in the pain and fever aisle at Walmart. Then be sure to use as directed.