At convention, I opened my suitcase to discover that my medicine container had accidentally opened. Pills were all over the place...in clothes and corners of the suitcase, and one found its way into the toe of a shoe. That one was difficult to find! I spent a bit of time shaking clothes and searching suitcase corners, but they were all there and I am happy to say I did not miss a dose of anything.
While I was shaking and searching, I had a brilliant idea: to make a bag that would hold the pill container so the little individual caps can't open. And that is what I started stitching only minutes after arriving home. It's a bit too big, but for now it's going to work. If the container opens, the pills can't migrate to the ends of the suitcase.
Edited from here:
Now that I've made the adjustments, the container fits perfectly in the bag and there's no wiggle room, so the lids can open, which means pills can't slip away. Yay!
Look how much better the container fits.
|Compare the extra space in this one|
|to the extra space here. |
The bag swallows the container.
|bag 1 for holding medicine bottles|
Although you can't tell it from the pics, the new bag is actually
|bag 2 for holding pill container|
Edited again: Because I've already gotten a request for a pattern, here is a "sort of" pattern. Enlarge it to fit the length and width of your pill box. I quilted the fabric first and eventually got it into this general shape using the measurements of my container. I recommend that you cut a piece of scrap and check it against the actual container.
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