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Written by PFAFF on July 15, 2022

Sewing Kit

Keep your threads and pins organized with this DIY sewing kit! Complete with using some of your PFAFF’s decorative stitches you can give it a truly personal touch.

This project is easy to create, and it is a great scrap-busting project where you can use up some of your leftover fabrics and trims.

For this project, we have chosen to use heavy-boiled wool for the organizer (you will need two pieces for the front and back). In addition to this, we have used a selection of velvet and satin ribbons for the decorations. Lastly, we made the button pocket from vinyl.

Finished size of the project: 21xm x 30cm

Requirements:

  • Sewing machine
  • Non-stick presser foot
  • Heavy-weight fabric such as boiled wool x 2 pieces
  • Clear vinyl 1 x piece
  • Ribbon or trim for decoration
  • Co-ordinating thread
  • Scissors
  • Fabric marker

Construction:

Note: the numbers in the diagram correspond to the directions below. Begin this project by decorating the inside of your sewing kit. Use one of the two heavy-weight fabrics.

  1. Use your favourite decorative stitches to embellish the velvet and satin ribbon. Place tear-a-way stabilizer underneath. Pin the ribbons to the wool fabric.
  2. Stitch the wide velvet ribbon to the wool fabric using a straight stitch.
  3. Pin the other velvet ribbon to the wool fabric. Use a scallop stitch to stitch it to the wool fabric.
  4. Use reinforced straight stitch to divide the scarlet ribbon into sections.
  5. To make the pocket, cut out a rectangle measuring 8x13cm. Sew the pocket to the wool. Using a straight stitch, sew around three sides. Leave the top edge open. Cut another rectangle 6.5x13cm for the pocket flap. Place it on top of the pocket, slightly above the edge. Stitch it to the wool along the upper edge only. Tip: When sewing leather or vinyl, it is helpful to use a non-stick presser foot. Due to the special coating on the bottom of this foot, it‘s perfect for sewing hard-to-feed fabrics, like leather, foam, plastic, imitation leather and plastic-coated fabrics. Check out pfaff.com to find the item number for the non-stick foot suitable for your machine.
  6. Take a long satin ribbon (approx. 1m), fold it in half and pin to the center of the upper edge of the wool fabric.
  7. Pin a narrow satin ribbon along the edges of the wool fabric. Stitch in place using a decorative stitch. Do the same or similar decoration to the other wool fabric piece that will be the outside of the organizer.
sewing kit overview
Article written by PFAFF
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