Not that I needed another 'organizer' for my stuff! BUT . . .
I saw a free pattern on Sew Can She web site last month and decided to give it a try. The cut-out handles really sold me on this project! A bonus - the pleated pockets are large enough for my phone. AND the interior with its 6 interior pockets, is the perfect size for fat quarters. It's also easy to close with the magnetic snaps.
I choose some Japanese fabrics from my stash. These had been gifted to
me many years ago by an elderly lady, whom I visited frequently. In
fact, I inherited most of her sewing and quilting stash when she passed
away. This sewing organizer will always remind me of Nina.
As I'm not one to follow all the rules (good or bad????)! I did change the type of stabilizer from a medium weight fusible interfacing to some Peltex (fusible one side) that I had on hand. I did not use the flex foam stabilizer (bought some to try but didn't). In any case, the sides were a bit thick. I did manage to sew the binding on by machine on the straight parts but hand sewing, using the wonder clips, finished the organizer.
I also used these neat wonder quilter's clips to hold the binding in place while it was stitched on.
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