Introduction: P*M*S* Emergency Survival Kit - SewUseful Contest Submission

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PMS Emergency Survival Kit -- See it for sale after the SewUseful contest at

This kit is not to be used as a medical treatment, it is solely for the purposes of assisting with the feelings, urges, moods and crabbiness, experienced during those times know as P*M*S*.
All in a fabric drawstring bag to stash and grab when needed, or to give as a gift when the emergency occurs.
Now you can! Stash to grab when needed at the office, in the car, give as a gift or just have ready in the nurses office. Do all this just in case of an occurrence of P*M*S* Emergency!

Step 1: Instructions for Construction.

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1 - Decide how big you want your survival kit to be and cut out fabric rectangle to accommodate all inclusions. Mine is cut out of a 25" X 14"

Step 2: Cut

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Cut out fabric rectangle, desired size and type for hot pad/bag. Cotton, flannel or ultra suede is suitable. Mine is ultra suede 8" X 11".

Step 3: Sew

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Sew or serge sides of bag. Put in a button hole 1 1/2 down from top edge of bag. Fold over 1 1/2" and sew a casing for drawstring. Insert drawstring. It may be a shoelace, ribbon or fabric strip.

Step 4: Sew Again

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Sew up side of the hot bag and fill with uncooked rice, and a very little fragrance like lavender or a favorite perfume. Sew up end to close.

Step 5: Create and Print

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Print out all required labels and Iron-On.
Mine include;
1 each: "P*M*S* EMERGENCY Survival Kit" Iron on for Bag.
1 each: "DO NOT DISTURB P*M*S* Emergency" Iron on for eyeshade.
2 each: "P*M*S* Emergency Chocolate" on paper for Bar wrapper.
1 each: "P*M*S* Emergency Hot Bag instructions for use" on card stock.

Step 6: Iron on / Wrap / Attach

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Iron on require labels/wrap chocolate and attach instructions as required.

Step 7: Assemble

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Assemble inclusions in drawstring bag. Add your own special needs as required......suggestions include; extra underwear, pain medications of choice, and water.

Step 8: TA DA

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Now you can.....Stash to grab when needed at the office, in the car, give as a gift or just have ready in the nurses office. Do all this just in case of an occurrence of P*M*S* Emergency!


ZaidLuniK (author)2010-05-09

I love it... i will do it .. one for me and one for my friends...XOXO...Z

static (author)2010-04-11

As a male, I personally will never need the contents of the kit. Would it be commended that I assemble such a kit to have on hand in the event the women in my life ever would need it? What is the risk of injury or death, if I would suggest to a woman that she may need to make use of the kit?

terryann (author)static2010-04-12

   Hey howdy!, I didn't invent it for you... ♥... I am not sure the male equivelnt would actually go in a "kit" ~ ~ how could I fit a sports car and a divorce lawyer in there? 
      I think it could be commendable to have one just sitting there under the bathroom sink," just in case" that's just me .... I am the understanding ~ thankful type.....however, if you ever would need to duck from a flying Kit... don't worry most everything in there is soft... you can handle it!  Suggestions of those type are best made by other women, so ... Thanks for comments I appreciate comments muchly! ☺

lampajoo (author)2009-07-19

The PMS survival kit for men is just a handgun.

terryann (author)lampajoo2009-07-20

for you ? wait it out... things get better given enough time.

Hieu (author)terryann2010-03-09

Listen to Terry Ann. She knows.

bowmaster (author)lampajoo2009-07-27

The PMS survival kit for ninjas is a sword, some shuriken (half poisoned half not), 10 pounds of C-4, 5 detonators (for the C-4), nunchucks, a grappling hook, and a blowgun with darts (half poisoned half not).

Mrs. Trydle (author)2010-02-13


hack124x768 (author)2007-05-17

On one hand, it sucks guys can't make useful stuff like this, on the other, I'm glad we don't need to. :)

The bag could be useful for other things though, like peripherals! everyone needs an extra mouse around. USB cables and bootable linux CDs too! Duct tape is an essential as well. *thiking of other things I carry* lighter, knife, flash drive. What else? Chap stick. Maybe a bit of emergency cash for times of craving a new toy. ]
Geek survival kit.

chuckr44 (author)hack124x7682008-09-26

Guys can make this stuff. In Michigan, every kid that goes to public school must take a cooking and sewing class in junior high. It's called "Home Economics". Michigan has been doing this since the early 1980s.

mg0930mg (author)chuckr442009-01-18

He means something such as a pms kit, for men. However, men don't get periods, and such.

cherishedpotato (author)mg0930mg2009-04-09

a thoughtful (or frightened... or kamikaze) guy could make one for a partner, or relative or friend? nice ible :D could also contain a squishy stress ball :)

pinkkouw (author)2008-12-07

This would work great as a gift for someone who is going through a break up, just add tissues and a DVD and you're all set! Great idea!

AznPanda (author)2008-11-20

funny.... make one where it has real stuff for when u are stuck in the wild...

shelleyjo (author)2007-05-19

How about a PMS emergency kit for guys: earplugs, fake smile on a stick, romantic "You are beautiful to me" card or sticky notes (to give to avoid or following a blow-up or crying jag), a massage manual and oil, and a tape recording of "yes Dear, whatever you say dear" over and over and over.

chuckr44 (author)shelleyjo2008-09-26

Too funny! How about another sign: "If it makes you happy, just buy it dear."

terryann (author)shelleyjo2007-05-19

Funny funny... I love that! right in with the spirit of it all.

Dalya (author)2008-03-29

This is the most funniest instructable I have ever read here so far. So unique and hilarious. I know the chocolate fix, during my cycle, I feel nuts when I can't get chocolate. Awesome. I'm too lazy to construct such an awesome pack of stuff x.x I get snap at my twin sister, then she says "You are P.M.Sing" my reply "You idiot, what the hell?" Haha :D

terryann (author)Dalya2008-03-31

Thanks so much I needed it so I invented it.!

Aah! I was going to make an I'ble on those rice bags, since my Grandma made them. Beat me to it, with a better, lavender-scented project. :) Do you really want everyone to know you've got PMS though? Most annoying thing ever when everyone's like "oh, must be that time of the month, eh?" wink wink, nudge nudge. Especially when you're not. Good job, though! +1

BatGrrl (author)2007-12-01

Even better- for you peeps out there who aren't a "Crafty Beaver" - Just grab one of those "Crown Royal" bags, and make a Shrinky-Dink plate to cover up the embroidered logo. Throw in one of those mitten heaters that hunters and skiers use in their gloves. Some are disposable, you can find ones that are reusable and are reset by boiling in water. As for "gift tags"- some pet supply stores have a vending machine to make dog and cat collar tags. A fun little note made with that is the finishing touch. No sewing necessary!

In photography class, those Crown Royal bags were *perfect* for our gear - they were fleecy, well made, and contained booze!

darkmuskrat (author)2007-11-13

Lol, i always keep a spare pms chocolate bar in my locker at school. i might make this

terryann (author)darkmuskrat2007-11-14

I always found myself needing this stuff.... in an emergency!... so I finally just put them all together in a way I could use. Yep... I needed this first, then it just seemed natural to create it.

terryann (author)2007-11-07


marthasinstitches (author)2007-07-24

This is GREAT! Love it, and having PMS right now, sure could use one of these...he he...

Thanks... I have the 'need' myself and that's why I thought of it.

dottyral (author)2007-05-19

Great job Terryann! Your instructable and photos are terrific!

terryann (author)dottyral2007-05-19


terryann (author)2007-05-18

Thanks all for the nice words. I am a bit overwhelmed by this site!... to much comming at me... to many ideas... if I don't learn to control this I will implode in a firrey, crafty, mother of all, shock and awe, burn out. :)

omnibot (author)2007-05-18

ME LIKE!! Gonna make one for my girl .. great idea and collection of gadgets. (Nuthing sez "I luv U" like the PMS-bag)

!Andrew_Modder! (author)2007-05-17


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