When I started taking hand sewing projects with me in the car, I looked around for something I could transport them in and I couldn't find anything that worked well. I've been using a food leftover storage container but it's not working very well. It works fine for carrying the thread and small pieces, but once I sew the pieces together they're too big to fit so I end up having to hold them separately and I'll eventually lose one of them if I continue using this container.
So, I started looking around for a pattern for something I could make; I thought I wanted something like a pouch with a bunch of compartments, but it would be nice if it had a strap to carry it over my shoulder. Eventually, I ran across the byAnnie pattern at the Fat Quarter Shop, "A Place for Everything 2.0." It has exactly the kind of storage I was looking for. There is a 9-minute video that describes it in detail here.
It was fairly expensive to buy all the materials, but I did economize where I could. I bought a 15-yard black zipper and 16 gauge vinyl off Amazon for much less. I bought her Pattern, Mesh, Elastic and Soft & Stable foam from Fat Quarter Shop.
For my August One Monthly Goal, I would like to make this craft tote to transport my EPP (English Paper Piecing) projects.
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