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I hope all of you had a wonderful Holiday season. I certainly did, it was just too short! I did manage to put together a little project that is so simple, so easy , very useful and lots of fun!
Ewe will just not believe how simple this little project is and it only takes about 2 hours to complete! Start to finish! Woohoo!
I had some adorable fabric that I have been waiting for the right fabric and project to come along to compliment it. This is by Timeless Treasures Pattern# FUN-C9182:
I found these other prints at The Intrepid Thread! Julie is such a sweetheart and got these sent straight out to me DURING the holidays! If you have a chance , drop by The Intrepid Thread and say hi to Julie! Be sure and tell her I said Hello!
So let's get started and I will show you in just a few steps how to make an adorable Knitting Needle Case Roll-up!
You will need:
2 Fat quarters, one for the front and one for the back.
1 muslin fat quarter or you could use interfacing.
8 1/2" x 22 fabric strip for the pocket
1 button and 1 piece of elastic
Aurifil 12wt and Aurfil 40 or 50 wt.
1 piece of batting slightly larger than your fat quarter
First , make a quilt sandwich with your outer fabric fat quarter, batting and muslin or interfacing. Then quilt as desired. I quilted mine with Aurifil 12 wt Black using long stitches. I wanted the thread to look like the yarn that the Ewes are using :)!
Measure and sew your pockets. I used Two of my favorite needles to measure the approx width of each pocket:
Also add a few large pockets for Stitch Markers , stitch counters etc.. Tip - I keep my Stitch markers on safety pins by size and in a little baggie. I also added a long elastic to tie to my small scissors that I like to use:
Once you have all your pockets made, layer the pocket and inner lining with the outer quilt sandwich RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER . Mark with a pin or go ahead an insert your ties or elastic half way up one side depending on which direction you want to roll up your case. (You can add your button before or after if you don't mind sewing all the way through your sandwich.)I decided that I wanted to use a Loop and Button for closing my Roll Up. You could also use ribbon ties. Measure halfway down the right side of and insert a pin or mark with chalk where you want your ties or loop.
After you have it all sandwiched together, right sides together, trim and square up, then insert your ribbon or elastic where your mark or pin is, and sew all the way around the entire rollup leaving a 5" opening on the bottom. Slightly trim the corners and turn your rollup right side out. Make sure you get the edges and corners all the way out, then press and topstitch all the way around. I fold in the Opening that we left at the bottom, and topstitch it closed! Or you can whip stitch it closed.
Then load it up with your favorite Knitting tools. I added my button after I had it loaded with what I wanted in it so I would know exactly how far over to go, in this case it was 8 inches.
I LOVE it already! All loaded up with my FAVORITE needles and tools!
Woohoo! Wasn't that sew simple? I just LOVE the EWE fabrics. I think they were perfect for this fun and simple project!
So let's get this party started and see what Sew Simple tip , technique or tutorial you have to share with us! Our fabulous sponsors have some wonderful prizes for three lucky winners:
First Aurifil Thread is offering this BEAUTIFUL collection of 50 wt thread!
The Fat Quarter shop is once again offering a Gift Certificate!
And I am offering a kit to make your very own Knitting Needle Roll up! Ewe are going to LOVE this fabric!
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