Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Snippets ~ Sewing Kit!

Day II of Snippets Week:

Today's tutorial is for this adorable little Sewing Kit.

2  ~  7-1/2" panels, squares or quilt blocks
1  ~  7-1/2" x 14-1/2" lining
1  ~  7-1/2" x 13" pocket
1  7-1/2" x 15" fusible fleece
2/3 yard ribbon
1/3 yard Velcro sew-in hook & loop tape
Elastic hair band
1" button
Needlenook << See TUTORIAL

STITCH 7-1/2" panels or squares together using 1/4" seam.  PRESS seam open.

Following manufacturer's instructions, FUSE the fleece
to the wrong side of the stitched cover.

PIN two lengths of ribbon (10" to 12") at seams.

BASTE elastic band loop at top of back cover.  Give it about a 1"  loop.

Pocket.  FOLD 7-1/2" x 13" rectangle in half right sides together to form pocket.  

STITCH a length of Velcro hook and loop tape along the folded edge of the pocket.
(Trust me, it's easier to do it now than add it later...)

ALIGN raw edges of pocket along outer edge of back cover, Velcro side up.  PIN in place.

STITCH  a strip of Velcro (hooks) to right side of lining where Needlenook will be,
about 2-1/2" from top edge.  Stitch the other half (loops) to the back of the Needlenook.
Stitch a length of Velcro to correspond with Velcro strip on pocket.

PIN lining right sides together over pocket and cover.
Leave lower pocket edge un-pinned and open .

STITCH three sides using 1/4" seam allowance.  

CLIP corners and TURN right side out as pictured below.
(You may have to tug a bit to un-stick the velcro on the pocket)
Use a chopstick if necessary to get the corners square.
PIN across bottom edge of pocket and STITCH through all layers.
Backstitch over elastic if necessary.

CLIP corners

FLIP pocket to the inside and PRESS.  Use a chopstick on the corners if necessary.
 Velcro should line up.  EDGE-STITCH sewing kit around outside edges.
STITCH a button to front cover.

Attach the Needlenook, lace up spools of thread...

...Load the pockets with supplies!

More "She Who Sews" projects:
Mary's Boot Pincushion
Dishtowel Apron
Needlenook Tutorial
UFO to Go (Portable Design Wall)
Memory Board Tutorial (Wednesday's Post)
Cut & Press Booklet (Check for this on Thursday)
Quilted Nametag (Friday's Bonus)
Happy Sewing!


  1. Thanks for the tutorial - I must make one...only wish I had that fabric because it is not only perfect but gorgeous!!

  2. Awesome! I have this fabric from participating in the "She Who Sews" blog hop and will make this darling little case and the needlenook.

  3. That really IS adorable! :)

  4. Thanks, Deonn, for the tutorial for this cute sewing kit ... :) Pat

  5. Thanks so much for the tutorial!

  6. thanks, will be coming back to this to have a go at a later date

  7. Thanks for the tutorial...it is such a cute project!


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