- holds 1-2 plastic pages from the StitchBow system, so that all floss for a project was in the case
- room for my favorite hoop with a project in it
- pocket for tools
- easy place to put extra strands of thread that I'm working with
- zipper closure
- handle or strap
I found this binder at OfficeMax -- it's for school supplies, and it has a zipper closure and both a handle and a strap. The brand is "CaseIt."
Inside, I added two strips of velcro on the right side. I used the loop part of the velcro (the part that is pokey, not the soft part).
Then I stuck a piece of acrylic felt on the velcro -- I didn't add the other part of the velcro, the felt stuck all on its own.
Now I can just stick my working threads on the felt, and they stay there all on their own through the power of static cling. I'd like to replace this with wool felt -- maybe half black and half white so that all my colors show up well -- , but acrylic was all I had on hand, and it works fine for now.
There's a pocket on the left side that I keep my large needlebook and other tools in. I'm going to add a sheath for scissors and a loop for pen & pencil -- I haven't done that yet.
And I can put my plastic pages from the StitchBow system in the binder rings:
The binder has 1-1/2" rings, so there's plenty of room inside for my current project:
I'm very happy with how this case works. It's way better than the plastic bag I was using to carry my embroidery in before!