I’m so excited to introduce not one but two new patterns today!!!! The Flexi Sewing Case and Flexi Sewing Kit are designed with hand-sewing on the go in mind, making a great travel sewing kit to hold and organise all your sewing supplies for quilting on the go.
They work brilliantly together, but can also be used individually.
Both patterns have been designed so that you can adapt them to the space you have wherever you may be sewing (car, tent, cafe?!) and with features like a thread dispense and design board so that you don’t lose any block pieces or a spool bouncing off under a table somewhere!!!
Flexi Sewing Case
I’ve talked before about my love of hand-sewing, and as the holidays’ approach, I find myself planning which sewing project to pack and prepare…..along with all the normal stuff that has to be taken!
One of the frustrating things I have always found with using pouches for hand-piecing, is how to lay out my block pieces for sewing whilst also being able to get to my sewing supplies!!!!
The Flexi-Sewing Case includes an integral design board, four divided zippered pockets (so, eight sections!) for organising block pieces, a slip pocket for thread, pencil and other sewing notions. Most importantly, it can be folded in lots of different ways to suit the space that you’re sewing in!
See my post here for 6 Tips to sew Zippers Easily & Quickly
Folded up, it acts as a pouch so you can easily reach inside each of the pockets to grab what you need.
Unclipped, it folds out allowing you to layout a block for sewing, flip through each of the pockets as needed and access sewing supplies in the slip pockets.
Or, the design board can be left open and the flap folded over the pockets and clipped in place so that it’s like a book……ideal for sewing in the car (one of my favourite ways to pass long journeys!).
The Flexi Sewing Case pattern is very detailed and includes step-by-step instructions, with lots of pictures and tips including sewing with vinyl, zips and which sewing feet to use for the best results.
Finished Size of the Flexi Sewing Case;
(Folded) 8” wide x 9.5” high x 1.5” deep
(Unfolded) 24.5” wide x 19” high
The Flexi Sewing Kit
A mini sewing kit for keeping the essential sewing supplies – a pair of snips, spool of thread and some needles/pins – close to hand.
The main feature is the mesh section in the pocket. It allows for the thread to be fed through so that it can be pulled and snipped, without the spool unravelling and bouncing around — like a yarn bowl, for sewists!
The optional D-ring allows for the Kit to be clipped to the flaps of the Flexi Sewing Case to keep everything to hand, but could also be easily attached to any pouch.
The pattern guide includes a single or folded version of the Flexi Sewing Kit. Being a small project it’s perfect for swaps and using up precious scraps… so you could make one for every project!
Single – 3.25” wide x 4.5” high
Folded – 6.5” wide x 4.5” high
The Flexi Sewing Kit is an ideal quick project for sewists of all levels. The Flexi Sewing Case will take a little more time but the pattern leads you through each stage step-by-step. It is achievable for all sewists who are comfortable using a sewing machine.
If you are unsure of which hardware and sewing supplies to get for each of these patterns, I have created a shopping list of all products I recommend;
I really hope you’ve enjoyed reading a bit more about my inspiration behind these patterns! And if you do make either of them, don’t forget to tag me so I can see!
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