Hi again! :) I decided last night that I should make a tutorial for the needle case that I posted yesterday. I made another one today and took pictures along the process. This tutorial is for personal use only. No items made from this tutorial may be sold. Let’s begin!
- 2 fat quarters for front and back of needle case
- cotton batting
- fabric for pocket and binding
- felt (wool blend used in example)
- rotary mat/cutter/ruler (optional)
- sewing scissors
- water soluble pen for tracing
- clear template cut to size if fussy cutting fabric on front
- sewing machine and thread
- snap tool or velcro for closure
Using template cut 10.5″ x 6.5″ , trace using water soluble pen. Cut fabric about 2 inches larger than trace marks on each side. Cut backing and batting a bit larger than top fabric.
Lay backing fabric face down and sandwich batting in between. Place outside fabric face up. Pin into place.
Quilt as desired. For the example I used my walking foot and quilted at a diagonal line 3/4″ apart. Retrace using template if needed and trim excess fabric.
Cut pieces for pocket. The pocket is lined so you will need a liner fabric as well as a decorative one. Cut pocket pieces at 4.5″ x 11″ and binding at 2.5″ x 11.5″.
Iron binding in half and sew onto pocket pieces using 1/4″ seam. Attach binding pocket backing using scant 1/8″ seam sewn from front side.
Pin pocket onto main fabric backing with a little bit overlapping on both sides. Match bottom edge pocket to bottom edge of main fabric.
Cut felt (wool used here) at 5.5″ x 8.5″ and place in center of backing on top of the pocket. Pin in place and sew straight line down the middle going through all three layers.
Sew binding on the front using 1/4″ seam and then trim off pocket excess. Apply binding to backing and sew scant 1/8″ seam on front to finish binding.
Add your snaps or velcro.
You are finished! Grab your supplies and you are ready to sew/embroider on the go :)
If you complete this tutorial, upload your photos to the flickr group. We would love to see them!
p.s. for a really great tutorial on binding, go and visit this site.