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How to make a tie/wrap roll-bag brush/tool-holder thingy !

all tied up

all tied up with gingham ribbon

denim tie/wrap roll-bag thingy for brushes?

denim tie/wrap roll-bag thingy for brushes?

We sure don’t know what to call it but this ‘tie/wrap roll-bag brush/tool-holder thingy’ is very practical and very pretty !

COMPETITION :

If you are reading this blog in August 2017 head over to TheStitcheryLewes on Facebook for a chance to win this actual wrap roll for a friend and the-S box August 2017)

 

the-s box August 2017 Contents -pink option

the-s box August 2017 Contents -pink option

the-s box August 2017 Contents -blue option

the-s box August 2017 Contents -blue option

We made the denim roll wrap to celebrate the-s box August 2017 which we’ve called Sugar Candy Denim.

the s-box August 2017 is available here in a pink or a blue option and we used product from this gorgeous box of crafting loveliness to create this very desirable crafty thingy!

 

decide what materials to use

decide what materials to use

If you want to have a go at making this brush/tool wrap-it’s simple!

Gather your materials…you’ll need an outer and inner fabric; they could co-ordinate or clash- it’s up to you!

also bias binding for the edges, webbing for the central holding tape, bondaweb and fabric scraps for optional appliqué, ribbon to tie up the whole thing, thread of course (and optional wadding)

 

the-s box August 2017 denim fabrics

the-s box August 2017 denim fabrics

the-s box August 2017 gingham fabrics

the-s box August 2017 gingham fabrics

For the outer fabric,

we used half of one piece of denim from the-s box August 2017

and one piece of gingham for the lining

 

 

First, cut a strip of fabric approx 75cms long and 20cms wide, this is for the outer fabric

cut fabric length to include end pocket

cut fabric length to include end pocket

decide depth of end pocket

decide depth of end pocket

decide width of wrap

decide width of wrap  what is going inside?

 

 

 

 

 

 

The width you choose really depends on the size of what you are putting inside the wrap. Decide depth of pocket and make sure you cut the fabric long enough to include the pocket.

 

cut off corners

cut off corners

cut gingham lining

cut gingham lining

Now cut the gingham lining the same size as the outer denim

(we added wadding in-between, but you don’t have too)

Now cut off the corners at one end

 

 

If you want appliqué now is the time to do it

press bondaweb to the wrong side of the shape

press bondaweb to the wrong side of the shape

cut bondaweb to the same shape

cut bondaweb to the same shape

cut shapes from scrap fabric

cut shapes from scrap fabric

 

 

 

 

 

cut fabric, cut bondaweb, press bondaweb  to wrong side of fabric

machine around bondawebbed hearts

machine around bondawebbed hearts

peel off film backing and press into position

peel off film backing and press into position

decide position of appliqué

decide position of appliqué

 

 

 

 

 

decide position, peel off backing and press, machine

 

 

baste through denim, wadding and gingham layers

baste through denim, wadding and gingham layers

pin through denim, wadding and gingham layers

pin through denim, wadding and gingham layers

now pin and baste

though all layers of fabric, optional wadding and lining to hold into position

 

 

 

 

parallel quilting

parallel quilting

parallel quilting

parallel quilting

now machine quilt

we used a long machine stitch

and machined simple parallel lines

 

 

 

pin the centre tape according to sizes of the brushes or tools

pin the centre tape according to sizes of the brushes or tools

pin the centre tape according to sizes of the brushes or tools

pin the centre tape according to sizes of the brushes or tools

pin the centre tape according to sizes of the brushes or tools

pin the centre tape according to sizes of the brushes or tools

now  pin and machine a centre tape

to hold the brushes or tools in position

 

 

bind the short edge first

bind the short edge first

pin at right angles before machining on fold

pin at right angles machine on fold

now join bias binding to pocket edge

pin bias (right sides facing) to outer denim side

machine

turn bias to lining side and hand sew into place

 

Now fold up the pocket and pin into position. When you join the bias binding to the rest of roll in one continuous piece, the pocket edges will be bound up together to form the pocket

bias binding pinned at right angles to the machining

bias binding pinned at right angles to edge

attaching bias binding

attach bias binding -machine on fold

wrap bias binding around raw edge and pin

wrap bias binding around raw edge, pin

pin

machine

hand sew

 

 

 

hand finish bias binding by picking up every machine stitch

hand finish bias binding by picking up every machine stitch

this bias binding is hand finished by picking up every machine stitch from the first joining line of machining.

bias binding can be machined finish

for more a detailed bias binding tutorial have a look here at one of our very early blogs

 

 

denim tie/wrap roll-bag thingy for brushes?

denim tie/wrap roll-bag thingy for brushes?

all tied up

all tied up with gingham ribbon

denim tie/wrap roll-bag brush/tool-holder thingy for tools?

denim tie/wrap roll-bag brush/tool-holder thingy for tools?

finish with gingham ribbon

attached at the back

and tied in a bow

 

 

denim tie/wrap roll-bag thingy - attach an s hook to hang

denim tie/wrap roll-bag thingy – attach an s hook to hang

denim tie/wrap roll-bag thingy appliqué detail

denim tie/wrap roll-bag thingy appliqué detail

we added a practical s hook to hang up the roll when open and in use

so there it is – what will you use yours for?

COMPETITION

Don’t forget to go to Facebook in August 2017 for a chance to win the actual roll in these photos and the-s box August 2017

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