Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Jewelry Roll Tutorial

Here it goes! My first tutorial..

Jewelry Roll

I came up with this idea for packing up your jewelry for travel or for home.

First, you start with one piece for outer fabric and two pieces for liner and approximately 18 inches of coordinating ribbon. I like a nice quilters cotton or something with a little rayon for the outer and an acetate or something else satiny for the liner. I've found either 18 x 6 or 24 x 6 works well. It all depends on how much jewelry you want to store!

Cut the three pieces (one outer, two liner to the size you like).

One of the liner pieces will have an approximately 1- 1.5 inch hem. Iron it down and stitch.

Take the two liner pieces and put them right side to wrong side. (I like to put them the way I know I want them to lay in the end and then flip them inside out-- let's not ask how I know this is a good way to do it). Sew the two pieces together with a 1/4 seam allowance around the two short sides and one long side.


Press. Press. And, oh, press.

Next comes the pockets. This part is up to you. I like to make two 3 1/2 inch pockets on the outer sides and two smaller and then two or three tiny, shallow pockets in the center (for rings or earrings). I like to start at the outside when making the pockets and work my way in so that it all flows nicely being that I'm not one to plan too much ahead and measure it all out and all that...
Next, put right sides of liner and outer part together and sew all the way around two long sides and one short side. On the second short side, place the coordinating ribbon(folded in half) inside the two layers. Sew down the side and over the ribbon, backstitching over ribbon for a secure placement. Be sure to leave an opening about 1- 1.5 inches long to turn it right side out!
Turn the right side out and FIRMLY press the liner, stretching with your fingers to have it lay as flat as possible.

Slip stitch the opening and you are done!

Thanks so much for finding my tute! I know many are using this--woohooo!-- please leave me a comment. It'll make my day.


Leigh said...

Oh, great tute!!! Thank you for sharing!! When I get time to sew (hopefully soon) I am going to try this!!! Would it be okay, if I copied your instructions (for my use only!)?

CONGRATS for entering the
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EverythingIveGot said...

I sure hope you do use it, Leigh, and then send me a picture!!

Thanks for the well wishes :-)

J-Fer said...

Great tutorial! And just what I needed to travel.

Leigh said...

Thank you!!!

HJC Editor said...

Hi! Great tute! I will be linking at in future post.