Students will be making this sewing organizer as well as 2 coordinating pieces: a Needle Keeper Wallet and 2 zippered Dumpling Dishes. The organizer can hold all of the things shown in the photo: magnetic pin catcher, thread, large and small scissors, clover clips, needles, rotary cutter; anything you might need to bring to class or have close by your machine. In addition, instructions will be given in case students want to personalize this bag through embroidery or making it larger (to hold even MORE necessities!)
Supplies to bring to class and additional information:
According to the pattern, bring the following supplies to class:
Fabric (44” wide) - 1 ¼ yard if doing all in one color, more if directional or fussy cutting. I suggest you use quilting weight cotton - at least for your first one.
• Exterior Batting - a 10” by 17” piece
• Interfacing for linings (I like Pellon SF101 Shape Flex) - 1 1/2 yard
• 22” Polyester / Nylon Zipper for Exterior - 1*
• 9” Polyester / Nylon Zipper for pockets - 4
• Sewing Machine Needles - I have good luck with Microtex size 80/12 & 90/14’s
• Optional: 2 snaps for attaching fabric dish to “The Box”/interior front flap. I prefer magnetic ones.
About batting: Personally, I like the finished feel, structure, and look of this bag by using batting on the Exterior (Piece “A”). I’ve used both a synthetic lightweight fusible as well as a scrap of Warm & Natural cotton batting. Both are fine, in my opinion, but I prefer the Warm & Natural. Skip using interfacing on the exterior piece if you’re using batting.
*Note: if you can find an extended tab zipper for the exterior 22” zipper, those add a nice touch. The tab is slightly longer. They look nice & work great on bags. Fussy Cutters: Please see the individual pattern piece dimensions and helpful tips in the cutting section to calculate fabric requirements if your bag is destined to get colorful & interesting.
Contact the instructor with any questions.