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« on: May 04, 2010 08:53:01 AM »


A while ago my soon-to-be mother-in-law described a jewelry bag to me that she had seen. After a couple glasses of wine, several confusing descriptions, and finally a strange napkin drawing I figured this bag out. Its pretty ingenious (I can say that because its not really my design) and I finally put together a tutorial on how to make it.

There may be some awesome seamstress techniques that I dont know about to make this bag better. I would love to hear them.

You will need 1 fat quarter and a length of ribbon (optional)
 I trimmed the edges to make a square piece of fabric. (I used the trimmed pieces to make a bias tape tie instead of using ribbon)


Now fold your square in half twice and cut the largest circle you can. Mine was about 10 in diameter. You should now have 4 identical circles.


Now pick two circles to be the interior pockets. Trim an inch off the diameter of these. You will end up with 2 big circles and 2 small circles.


Take your small circles and place right sides together. Stitch using a seam leaving an opening.


Turn right side out. Press, and stitch a finishing seam from outside of fabric.


Put aside.

On the back of one big circle measure a long buttonhole from edge of fabric.




Now placing right sides together sew the large circles together like you did to the small ones. Turn right side out and press. This time sew your finishing stitch 5/8 from edge making your casing for the tie. You will have to top stitch your opening closed. Now is also a good time to cut open your button hole.


On your small circle find center and mark a ring (I used a shot glass). Now mark 8 sections from the ring to the seam. (I just kept folding in half and finger pressing to find my sections) It should look something like this.


Center the small circle on the big one and pin. I put my button hole on the inside; I should have put it on the outside. Now sew on the markings you just made, careful not to close your casing.


Thread your tie (or ribbon) through the casing using a safety pin.


Pull closed. I like to make a knot in my ties so that the tie never pulls through and the bag never goes flat again spilling its contents.

And you are done

You can make it bigger and/or use contrasting fabrics. I plan on making my mom some earrings and putting them in this bag for mothers day. Grin
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2010 09:28:21 AM »

That's awesome! I think I'm going to try it to get rid of some of my random scraps of fabric laying around.
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2010 09:29:10 AM »

My mom makes something similar to these.  She uses a plastic disc in the bottom of the outside piece that you can cut out from the lid of almost any plastic container...  pringle lids are almost the perfect size.  And instead of using fabric as the draw string she uses the rat tail cord in a coordinating color.  They're pretty awesome and hella useful!  Great tutorial!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2010 01:11:36 PM »

Awesome! Thanks for the tutorial Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2010 11:43:46 AM »

This is actually beautiful a n d  practical, thanks a lot for the good tutorial , I've made one from your posting before, now the next will be even better!! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2010 08:59:12 AM »

I just tried this! The first one was just scrap for practice and wasn't very neat but my second one came out okay, not perfect because I'm not the greatest when it comes to sewing circles. But here is a change I made. Instead of sewing the larger circles closed and then sewing the center circle with the pattern for the pockets I sewed the center circle on one of the larger circles (the one without the button hole so the button hole will be on the outside. Then put the large circles right sides together (so the pockets are on the inside) sewed it up leaving an opening to turn right side out and then stitched the opening closed. That way the stitches from sewing the pockets down show on the outside of the bag. I hope that makes sense! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2010 01:22:09 PM »

Great idea. Thanks for the tip.
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2010 09:04:04 PM »

You're welcome Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2013 07:16:19 PM »

Super cool!  About how long does one take to make?  I gotta try this, yours is lovely!
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2013 12:28:48 PM »

LOVE it! I have this bookmarked for future reference.
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