Necessity is the mother of invention.
Such a true saying...especially when traveling across the ocean!
When planning a long overseas trip, I found I needed a small sewing kit for travel on planes and when relaxing at my destination. This trip included a long flight—over 17 hours across the Atlantic Ocean to South Africa from Atlanta, Georgia! You get the picture. So I set out to make a small sewing kit with small (TSA approved) scissors. And this pattern is the result of that quest. A small zippered organizer with a place for everything I needed—for embroidery, English paper piecing, and big stitch quilting.
- Organizer has one (optional) outside zippered pocked...why not!
- Zipper around the outside edge holds everything securely in place
- Large clear vinyl pocket on one side holds about anything
- Pencil loop on the fold stays secure with a clipped pencil or pen
- Gathered-top gusseted pocket works for small spools of thread or other bulkier items
- Felt area is multi-functional, holding pins & needles, small scissors, and a 6-inch ruler slides behind it all
One of my favorite things is to add little handmade touches to useful items like this. So you can see on the tan linen organizer that I did some fabric stamping and stitching before sewing it together. Have a little fun with it! One small thing you could do is to add some running stitches alongside the patchwork on the outside cover as done on the blue organizer.
So turns out that this works well for my knitting accessories too, so of course I needed two!
Patterns from Studio 21 Market include:
- Cutting guides for fabric yardage
- Easy-to-understand instructions
- Professional illustrations
Buy and download the PDF pattern here.
Enjoy making this organizer and using it to make more projects!