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« on: April 07, 2010 06:23:47 PM »

I made this case for nostephot in the Once You Pop- Spring swap. Everything we made was supposed to fit in a Pringles can, but I couldn't resist adding something extra. Smiley She has a travel embroidery case on her Wists, so I took that design and made it my own. I really don't do any needlework, so I wasn't entirely sure what types of storage she'd need.

This is the inside of the case. I put a loop for holding her hoops, a loop for scissors, a pincushion, a needlebook, slots for a seem ripper and pencil... and I left the empty room at the bottom so that she could add to it if she wanted.

This is the outside fabric. The front has a velcro closure, the back has a large pocket with a velcro flap- perfect for holding patterns, WiP, or thread.

I'm really happy with hos this came out. I've never made anything like this, and I drew up the pattern myself. I think I'm going to make a similar one for my mom for mother's day. Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2010 06:45:54 PM »

This is really nice piratecoley!

You did a wonderful job of thinking what items she would need and designed a functional and pretty case!

The little pincushion is a nice addition as well!

love the outside fabric!

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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2010 12:05:58 AM »

wow! I really love this!! great job! I would love a tutorial if you have time Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2010 06:27:44 AM »

wow! I really love this!! great job! I would love a tutorial if you have time Smiley

Tutorial? Honestly, this is what I did.

1) Draw a rectangle slightly larger then you want the case to be.
           -I drew mine on newspaper and then drew (roughly) where I wanted all the bits to go.
           -Once I had the right size, I cut out one outside fabric, one inside fabric, and one stiff interfacing.

2) Decide on the size for your pocket (for the back).
          -Once I picked the size, I cut out two pockets from the outside fabric.
           -I stitched the two pocket pieces together (right sides together), leaving an opening for turning.
           -Then I turned the pocket right-side out and hand stitching the opening closed.
           -Finally, I stitched the pocked to the outside fabric (back of the case). Sew three sides only!
           -If you want, add a flap. If not- just add some velcro to hold your pocket shut.

3) Iron the interfacing to the outside fabric (back side).
         -If you don't have iron-on interfacing, stitch it loosely. You just don't want it wiggling around.

4) Adding stuff to the inside.
         -I used heavy felt for all my inside pieces.
         -Basically, I just cut out what I wanted and stitched it to the inside fabric.
         -The scissors and hoop are help in place with velcro on the straps.

*For the pincushion I used the outside fabric, cut a square, sewed it on three sides, stuffed it, stitched the other side... then outlined it with felt to make it look cleaner.

5) Putting it all together!
        -Pin the outside fabric to the inside fabric- right sides together.
        -Place the fabric tab (to velcro the case closed).
               *You want the tab facing in between the finished sides!
        -Stitch along the outside edge. I double stitched. Leave room to turn it right-side out.
         -Turn the case right-side out. The interfacing is thick, so leave a big enough hole for turning!!
         -Hand stitch the opening closed.

6) Add your velcro.
         -Sew or iron it on. Depends on what kind you use. Could also use snaps, magnetic closers...

7) Enjoy!!
        -Add all your needwork stuff and go on vacation. Project well done!

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