I.C.E. Emergency Contact Pocket for Seat Belts, Backpacks and Bike Handles

Local emergency personnel want these in every household. On strollers, backpacks, bikes, seat belts, the list can go on and on. They said it is helpful in saving lives and people getting the proper help. ICE Pockets

I developed a tutorial that includes instructions for making your own pocket, a printable logo sheet for fabric printing and the form you want to include in the pocket.

To download:

I.C.E. Emergency Contact Seatbelt Pocket/Cover Tutorial

Material needed:

  • Main fabric 12” x 14”
  • 5”piece of sew-in Velcro
  • Emergency Contact sheet (in a separate PDF)
  • Emergency label – (instructions at the end) (Logo printable in separate PDF)
    • 9” x 12” Freezer paper
    • 9” x 12” White fabric
    • 8 ½” x 11” lightweight interfacing
  • Sandwich size plastic bag (for storing your contact sheet)

Instructions: Note, use ¼ inch seam allowances

  • Fold your fabric in ½ right sides together along the long (14”) edge:

ICE Pocket Tutorial Folded in half

  • Sew along the edges leaving a 2”-3” opening on one short edge:


  • Trim corners:

Trimmed Corners

  • Turn right side out, press, turning in opening
  • Place one ½ of your Velcro along the edge with the opening and sew into place. Note this will also close up your opening:

Sewn opening

  • Flip the fabric keeping the Velcro side on the right side and place your ICE logo (see instructions below) between the 8-11 inch marks from the left and sew in place:

ICE Logo Added

  • Turn your ICE pocket back over again and fold up the non-Velcro end towards the Velcro end so the entire piece measures 8 inches across when the “pocket” piece is folded up:

Fold up pocket

  • Sew along the side edges to form your pocket (shown above), flip over and sew the remaining Velcro piece on the left end:


  • Your ICE Pocket/Seat cover Is complete and ready for the emergency form, use a plastic sandwich bag to protect your form:
    Complete with FormICE logo Instructions:Materials list:

    • Emergency label – (instructions at the end)
      • 9” x 12” Freezer paper
      • 9” x 12” White fabric
      • 8 ½” x 11” lightweight interfacing


    • Iron your freezer paper shiny side down on the fabric:

Ironing Freezer paper

  • Trim to 8 ½” x 11”

Trimmed sheet

  • Print the logo file onto your freezer-papered fabric. Peel away from the freezer paper:

Logo printed

  • Cut your logos between the lines, place interfacing right sides together with the logos and sew around your logo, just inside the marked line:

Interfacing logos

  • Cut an opening in the back of the interfacing. Turn right side out, press and it is now ready to sew on your pocket:

ICE Logo collage

Here is your finished ICE – Emergency Contact Pocket:


Suggested uses: Bike handlebars, seat belts, backpacks

If you are interested in purchasing the preprinted logos, contact me below (for my address) and I will send you 4 for $1.00 with preaddressed and stamped envelope.

Passing it on. On the journey, Jackie

  • val

    Ingenious idea!

    • Jackie

      It wasn’t my idea. Not sure who. Someone in our sewing guild was contacted to make as many as she wanted. She put the word out to the rest of us. I did the tutorial for those in our group as well as anyone else interested.
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