Introduction: Craft Storage Case
This practical and convenient case can hold Mom's craft supplies, no matter what her hobby. The see-through zip lock plastic pockets will allow her to organize and keep her tools and materials handy.
Step 1: Materials and Tools Needed
thin fabric markers
Stabilized(paper backed) Fabric for drawing design 8" x 8"
fabric -- 1 yd. solid, 1 yd. novelty print
interfacing -- 1 yd. (sew-in or iron-on)
ribbon -- 1 yd., if desired
gathered lace 2 yd., if desired
Steam-a-Seam2 double sided iron-on adhesive 6" x 6"
sewing machine, thread, iron
light box or well-lit window for tracing
zip lock bags two 6" x 7" and one 11" x 11"
Step 2: Cut Out
24" x 14 " print fabric for outside (reserve rest to trace design from later)
24" x 24" solid fabric for lining and inner pockets
two 8" x 6" pieces solid fabric for outside pocket
24 " x 14" interfacing for print fabric interface
8" x 6" interfacing for front pocket interface
24" x 5" interfacing for inside pocket lining on solid
6" x 6" piece Steam-a-Seam2 fusing medium
Ribbon: 15" piece for binding in zip lock bags, and four 6 1/2" pieces for two sets of ties, 4 piece for bow
Step 3: Interfacing and Inner Pocket
Baste or iron interfacing to wrong sides of print fabric, outside pocket, and lower edge of solid lining fabric
Place lining, wrong side up (with interfacing showing on bottom). Fold interfacing up to enclose it, press, and run a seam along fold. Turn lining over, fold pocket up, and baste in place. Sew lines forming inside pockets as desired.
Step 4: Outside Pocket
On outside solid pocket, baste lace to right side of interfaced pocket.
With right sides together, sew around pocket, trapping lace between sides, and leaving 2 opening to turn.
Turn and press.
Stitch to outside front.
Step 5: Attaching Lace to Borders
Baste lace to interfaced print outside.
Pin right sides together, then sew lining to outside, just as you did for pocket.
Turn, press, and top stitch.
Step 6: Trace Design for Front Pocket
Using a Light Box or well-lit window, pin Stabilized Fabric over design element you wish to trace.
Using thin fabric markers, trace and color design.
Remove paper backing, hand press on Steam-a-Seam2, and cut out the design.
Remove backing and iron onto front pocket.
Add bow with hand stitch.
Step 7: Attaching Plastic Ziplock Pockets
Overlap bottoms of zip-lock bags down center of inside pocket.
Turning under ends of ribbon, sew seam, binding bags to holder along inner spine.
Step 8: Finishing Case
Stitch two ribbons to front and to back at edge for tie closures.