Friday, March 1, 2013

Sewing Organizer

Once a month, I meet up with a small group, we enjoy an entire day of socialized sewing. We each work on what ever projects we like. I am kinda new to this sort of thing. I am so used to having everything I need on hand, I had to figure a way to make being prepared for these days easier......in other words...get organized.  I almost always seem to forget something I might need, so I decided to create this organizer that can not only hold my various sewing tools, but extras like drawing supplies, freezer paper, fusibles, stabilizers, threads and well.......... you get the idea.
I recently showed you a piece of twill fabric that I over-dyed, that cotton twill was perfect for this project.

I started by marking cutting lines on some clear vinyl......and made binding pieces for the cut edges where I would then be adding zippers


The "pages" were made by fmq stitching the twill to batting, laying the zipper pocketed vinyl on top, stitching all around the edges and then putting two of the pages back to back.


I stitched a fabric "spine" to the pages to allow extra room, this way the pages can expand as supplies begin to fill the pockets.


Using a very stiff interfacing (a Timtex type product) I created the cover, added vinyl pockets on the inside of the cover (to hold more treasure) and used webbing for handles.  The pages were then stitched into the cover......and now I have everything I need in one place, easy to transport and with lots of room for more stuff.



closed organizer measures 18" x 15"


I am linking this post to Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Fridays



12 comments:

B J Elder said...

Not just a great design, but love the fabric you used too! I am sure this is going to get a LOT of use!

Joan said...

Great use of your fabric.

susan nieuwoudt said...

Love it and a lot of thought has gone into the making of this bag.

Denise :) said...

How cute this is -- you did a terrific job with it!

You know -- I rarely (as in 2 spam comments in the last 2 years) have any trouble. Do you allow anonymous commenting? It's crazy how some have such trouble and some have virtually none! :)

Nina Marie said...

I got one of these as a gift from a lady in my internet guild the crazy quilters. It was such a fab gift and sooo useful - she designed her differently but its basically the same thing. love it.

Cheryl in Friendsville said...

Great bag and the fabric is gorgeous.

Judy Ferguson said...

And the great thing about making your own carrier, is that you can make it any size you want. Really good job on that. And I love your rat. lol

Quilt Hollow said...

No surprises! You delivered another unique piece. Been missing you...I'm nearly settled in. Moving isn't all that fun especially moving into a rental and knowing we get to do it all again.

Createology said...

Jill this is really practical and beautiful. Necessity is the mother of invention and you have done just so. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Marit said...

The design and idea are wonderful, but I especially love the fabric! Keep designing and sharing!

Come see me at "Off the Wall Friday!" too.

Royce said...

How beautifully creative - I feel lazy now for just picking up a plastic tote thing. Great design.

Mishka said...

I want one!!! :) Great idea. Now I know what to make with that vinyl I bought recently.

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