This is my first Instructable and I'll show you how to make a sweet and handy jewelry bag with inside compartments using fabric and sewing supplies. Great for travel and gorgeous on your dresser at home.
2 fabric pieces size 11" x 11"
2 fabric pieces size 8" x 8"
chord or ribbon, 2 pieces, 30" each
sewing machine or needle and thread
pencil or pen
something to draw circles with (I'll be using a dinner plate and salad plate but will show alternate methods)
pencil compass or silver dollar
What would you stash in a little bag like this? Maybe sewing kit supplies with a little matching pin cushion in the center. What else?
Step 1: Cut the pieces
I'll be using different coordinating fabric scraps for each piece. The purple with swirly vines will be the outside of the bag.
Starting with the fabric for the outside of the bag, lay it on the table with wrong side up, place your dinner plate on it and trace around. My dinner plate is 10 5/8" across.
You could also use a pencil compass and make a circle approximately 10 1/2" across.
If you don't have a big enough plate, bowl, or a pencil compass, just cut a strip of cardboard 6 inches long, stick a push-pin in one end and punch a hole 5 1/4" from the pushpin. Anchor the pushpin in the center of your fabric, place a pen or pencil in the hole and, holding the pushpin steady, drag the pencil around in a circle.
Make a second circle the same size, this will be the liner (lime green for mine). Cut them out.
Now repeat to make 2 smaller circles. I used a salad plate that was 7 7/8" across. Or you can punch another hole in the cardboard strip 4" from the pushpin. My fabrics were a different purple and flowery green.