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Roll-Up Accessories Case {Tutorial}

Sew Woodsy: Roll-Up Accessories Case {Tutorial}

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Roll-Up Accessories Case {Tutorial}

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I made this quick and easy project last weekend at my SINGER® Sew Very Easy House Party™. I've scene them around in blog world but have never made one. I was shocked by how easy this really was to make. A great beginner sewing project! I think this would even be a suitable project to teach children with. This project consist of enough fundamental skills for any beginner sewer needs to learn! 

Supplies you will need for the project:
2- 12x14 rectangular pieces of fabric
24 inches of ribbon
thread, scissors, pins, invisible marker/chalk stick, ruler, iron and ironing board 

With the right sides together cut out the fabric; 12 x 14 inches. 

Then pin the two pieces of fabric together (with the two right sides facing each other). On one of the long edges, mark two dots in the center of the side, 4" apart and leave an opening for turning. Mark each corner point 5/8" from each edge for turning. Beginning at one side mark, sew around the rectangle to the other side mark. *Tip-A great way to reinforce the opening for turning the accessory kit right side out is to begin sewing at the fabric raw edge, just above one of the marks. Sew toward the mark. At the mark, put the needle down into the fabric by turning the hand wheel toward you. Raise the presser foot. Turn the fabric. Lower the presser foot and begin sewing the side seam, using a 5/8" seam allowance. Remember as you turn corners you will want to stop sewing, lower the needle into the fabric by turning the hand wheel toward you. Raise the presser foot. Turn the fabric, lower the presser foot, and begin sewing again. Trim the corners diagonally close to the stitching to reduce bulk and create sharp corners. 

Turn the accessory case right side out. 

Use a point turner and push out the corners to make square corners. 

Press project with iron to flatten all seams. 

Next you will want to turn the long side with the 4" opening so that it is facing to the left. From the lower edge (the shorter edge) measure up the mark 8" from the bottom. This will create a 4" pocket. (*At this point I top stitched what would be the top of the pocket fold. You don't have to do this but it gives it a much more finished look.) Fold the lower edge up to the mark. Press with your iron and pin in place. Using a fabric marker or chalk stick, mark the center of the pocket and the other lines for the channels to be sewn into pockets. I made my pockets 1-1/2" to 2" wide. 

Select a straight or decorative stitch. Starting at the folded edge, stitch along each line to form pockets. *DO NOT stitch either of the ends* 

You can stitch only to the top of the pocket or you can sew a line all the way to the top of the accessories case for more interest. If you stop a t the top of the pocket, backstitch/reverse to prevent channel from pulling open. 

I choose to sew multiple decorative stitches. 

I did 3 different decorative stitches in total. 

Once you've sewn the "pockets" you will want to fold a piece of 24inch ribbon in half. Place the crease of the ribbon in the 4"opening just above the pocket. Pin the ribbon in place, and sew around the perimeter of the case. 

Fill the case with your favorite accessories whether it be cosmetic brushes, artist tools, sewing supplies, etc. Roll and tie with the ribbon! 

Here is what the finished product looks like. 

My accessory case all filled up! 

Stuffed to the gills and rolled up! 

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At May 10, 2011 at 1:20 PM , Blogger Christie said...

That's really cool! I love the decorative stitches you used and the fabric too.

At May 10, 2011 at 2:17 PM , Blogger Ashley said...

These are really really cute! I am sorry I couldn't make it this weekend!
The decorative stitches are great =)

At May 10, 2011 at 8:02 PM , Blogger While They Snooze said...

Yeay, great photos! Thanks for having me over... Kaley loves it!

At May 11, 2011 at 2:03 AM , Blogger Tina said...

weird...I just hosted a singer sewing party on friday and recognized these roll ups from the party - I was given the exact same material...yours looks perfect - far from the ones we made...first time sewers - but the party was a blast.

would love you to visit my blog if you get the chance.

embellishments by tina

At May 11, 2011 at 2:04 AM , Blogger Tina said...

p.s. where do you live??? I am in the inland empire...wonder how many parties were had?


At May 11, 2011 at 9:26 AM , Blogger LrSchwtz said...

Great idea! Please stop by and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

At May 11, 2011 at 11:29 AM , Anonymous Mary C. Nasser said...

Awesome accessory case!

I am your newest follower via the HOO'S GOT TALENT link party! :)

Happy Mid-Week,

At May 11, 2011 at 2:50 PM , Blogger va_grown said...

Great directions. This does look like a fun project for a beginner.

At May 11, 2011 at 4:36 PM , Blogger Amanda said...

I loved this, thanks for sharing! It got me thinking about the other possibilities for such an awesome little organizer. I'm thinking it would be great hanging from my peg board for some of my tools. Keep up the great work!

At May 12, 2011 at 9:06 AM , Blogger milliemorganmedia said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I am new to sewing {my husband and daughter bought me one for mom's day} and I think this looks easy enough to try! I am your newest follower! Come check out my blog and follow me back. I would appreciate it! I am doing a giveaway that ends tomorrow at midnight- a free headband! Thanks :)

At May 12, 2011 at 2:56 PM , Anonymous Lindsay said...

Love this! If only I knew how to sew, I would make one for all my knitting needles and crochet hooks...

At May 13, 2011 at 10:55 PM , Blogger AllieMakes! said...

Cute! Great job! Like the fabric!
Thank you for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

At May 16, 2011 at 12:47 AM , Blogger colorchic said...

I've been thinking about making one for my makeup brushes; thanks for the tutorial. I would love for you to link up to Color Chic for a chance to win a giveaway!

At May 16, 2011 at 5:43 AM , Blogger themonkeyunderground said...

mahalos for the super fun tutorial! These are kind of a new obsession for me now lol! Too many hairstylist friends and artists for them not to get a cool custom rool up!

At May 18, 2011 at 8:56 PM , Blogger Rhinestone Beagle said...

Great starter for beginner sewers and I love the fabric you used. Thanks so much for linking up. Can't wait to see what you have for this week.

At July 26, 2011 at 3:54 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

As soon as I saw this on your page, I had to try. And I am pleased to report that it was a success!!!! Thank you so much for the easy to follow steps. I made it for my makeup brushes and even sewed some decorative ribbon on!! I am a beginner sewer, so knowing that I made this, made me so happy!!!! Thank you!!!


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