Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Let it roll!

I'm always looking for quick and easy sewing projects, especially when they yield a super functional end product! I made this tool roll for my sister-in-law for Christmas and filled it will different types of fabric scissors. 

Here is a little ditty on how to make an easy tool roll like the one I made with the Daisy Janie fabric I bought from Etsy. This project is based on a knitting needle roll up from Cut Out + Keep.

What you'll need:
2 pieces of fabric 
Ribbon about 18"
*the size of fabric will depend on how large a roll you want to make

Cut a piece of solid fabric to be the inside lining. I used a 12" x 12".
Cut a piece of pattern fabric to be the outside approximately 4 to 6" longer than the solid on one side. This one is 12" x 17".

Place the pieces of fabric right sides together and sew along the 3 sides where the two pieces match up.  Before sewing this step, fold the ribbon piece in half and place between the two pieces along one of the sides. 

Below is the result after turning it right side out.

Fold and iron the three edges of the print as seen above. Sew along the end edge of the print to create a nice hem at the eventual top of the pocket.

Fold the print piece over and sew long the side to attached it to the plain fabric. 
Finally, sew vertical lines as far apart as you desire the pockets to be wide. 

Here is a close up of the vertical stitches.

A little wider shot.

The final product all rolled up!
This project is so easy, gives me that instant sewing satisfaction I love!


Jen said...

Nice work Steph

daisy janie : scoutie girl said...

This is really cool! Great pics and instructions - you should submit it to craftzine!

Happy New Year!

Amy Kingman said...

LOVE that fabric, and great job on the rollup! Looks awesome. :)