I have a great makeup bag designed for travel. It has several pouches (attached with hook and loop tape) that can be removed and replaced easily. I decided that I needed a similar bag for sewing and quilting notions. I could fill the pouches with thread, scissors, rotary cutter, fat quarters, embroidery floss, etc. I could then roll it up, place it securely in my tote bag, and take it along to workshops and retreats. Everything would be easily accessible and in one place. I could also use it on trips, filling it with socks, underwear, jewelry, or how about toothpaste, toothbrush, makeup (if you don't already have one of those makeup bags) and other toiletries.
Make one for a child and fill it with crayons, pencils, a small notebook, stencils, snacks, etc. You can use one pouch, two, three, four, or even more.
You'll need the following materials:
1.cloth for the front and back of the Roll-Up
3.Binder pouches (these are made for pencils and crayons and have grommets to allow them to be put in a notebook binder. The ones I found were made by Elmer's and cost me 97 cents each.
4.Hook and loop tape - You will need both the adhesive type and the sew in type. You will use the adhesive type on the pouches and the sew in type on the cloth
5.ribbon, about 1 yard
6.binding for top of roll-up
Note: I didn't give amounts because this can be made any size and the width depends on the width of the binder pouches you get.
|1. Lay the pouches out about 1 1/2" to 2" apart and determine the length and width you want. You can use any number of binder pouches.|
|2. Cut front, back and batting this length and width and layer with front and back right sides together and batting on the back (Not sandwiched between!)|
|3. Sew 1/4" around the edge of three sides, leaving one end open. Turn it right side out. This will leave the batting inside. Machine quilt the roll-up at this point. (I did simple quilting about 1" apart by following the lines of my fabric.)|
|4. Trim the open end after quilting to make it straight.|
|6. Fold the ribbon in half and sew to the open end of the roll-up. (I have sewn across the open end of the roll-up 1/4" to stabilize it, but that is not really necessary because you will be sewing a binding on.|
|8. Turn the folded edge of the binding over the raw edge and sew down by hand. You will catch the sewn end of the ribbon in the binding.|
|10.Roll it up (you are actually almost folding it over and over. Pull the ribbon around in opposite directions and tie to close.|