Sunday, 18 January 2015

Quilted Jewellery Roll "How To" Part 2

I'm so glad you all liked the jewellery rolls.  They are one of those items you wouldn't think you need but once you've had one, taking jewellery with you when travelling becomes so much easier and I am definitely tempted to take more than I need now. Just in case you understand!!

I very much enjoyed reading all your comments on Quilted Jewellery Roll "How To" Part 1 and if any of you do have a go I would love to see your pictures.  If you find anything doesn't make sense please feel free to contact me and I'll see if I can help - but I'm no expert by any means!

Ok lets continue now with
Jewellery Roll "How To" 
Part 2

You have completed your 'fabric' for the front of your jewellery roll and now you will need to quilt it. Place the fabric on a piece of wadding just a little larger than the fabric.  The definition of quilting is: the sewing of two or more layers of fabric together to make a thicker padded material and that's exactly what you will do next.  I chose to 'stitch in the ditch' - sew in the seams really - along the edges of the larger squares.  I used a pale grey thread so it didn't show up too much.  You could sew around the little squares if you feel so inclined depending on the look you prefer.

Now we are ready to construct the inside.  I chose two zipped pockets, loops for necklaces or bracelets and a small pocket for bits and pieces in the centre.


To make the pockets I measured the jewellery roll and decided exactly where I wanted the zips to go.  I then cut 3 pieces of material, one large for the centre and two smaller ones for the outside allowing 1/2" for my seams. I placed the zips in the seams and pinned a small pocket in the centre.  I then hand stitched the pocket in place, just to make it look a little more decorative (see yellow arrow on picture below).  When this is completed cut another piece of fabric to the same size and place it right side up below the piece with the zips in.  Stitch from edge to edge, parallel to the zips,
in the correct place to create the size of pockets you require (see the black arrows below - you can just pick out the stitching).



Nearly there! Place the pockets you have just made and the 'fabric' with the hearts on, wrong sides together.  I found this next bit rather tricky!  Square everything up and trim to the correct size.  As the old saying goes measure twice, cut once!  If adding loops, pin these in place now.  Picture below shows them with the binding in place but you get the idea.  At this stage don't forget to add ribbons for tying roll together.


Finally, cut a strip of fabric 2" wide, long enough to go around all 4 edges of your jewellery roll. You can join this if you need to.  Fold in half and place raw edges together on the right side, stitch 1/4" from the raw edge. Turn smooth edge over to the inside and hand sew in place.  You can see both front and back of the binding in the picture below.


Now sit back and admire your work :)


Please forgive me, I haven't gone into great detail explaining how to 'Stitch in the Ditch' and binding your work as there are numerous videos on Youtube showing you how.

I hope this may have given you the inspiration to have a go.  This was only my third patchwork project so you can see you don't need a lot of knowledge to achieve.

I'll leave you now with a couple of pictures of my first two projects.

First project - Tulip cushion

Blocks from my second project which I made into a bag


Happy sewing!
See you all over on Handmade Monday

22 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea, it would also make a great present too. Thanks for sharing how to make it, and I'm off to find part one now too.

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    1. So glad you like it. I only just finished them both in time for Christmas.

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  2. Really pretty patchwork, something I haven't done for too long, you are inspiring me!
    Penny (Planet Penny)

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    1. So glad to know I have inspired you to have another go at patchwork. I love the patchwork bit but am not so keen on the quilting bit :)

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  3. Very clever design and a great excuse for taking a nice sizeable jewellery collection on holiday!

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  4. I'm pinning this ready for next Oct/Nov. I feel sure someone in the family will NEED a jewellery roll next Christmas!

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    1. They definitely will need one! Even if they don't know it before they receive it!

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  5. What lovely projects. The tulip cushion is just gorgeous. Is the back embroidered? That is so clever. I like your chickens too.

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    1. Thank you, I really liked the tulip fabric and the revers is free machining which took me hours and hours!

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  6. You have reminded me how much i love patchwork! Thank you! I love your jewellery rolls and your tulip cushion is gorgeous :) x

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    1. That's good. Thank you for your lovely comment I'm making placemats now. I'll show you more over the next few weeks :)

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  7. I do like your fabrics for the cushions - hope you continue to enjoy patchwork - I love I!

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    1. Thank you. I'm doing some Japanese folded patchwork at the moment. I let you know how it goes :)

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  8. Love it! What a useful bag too! I thought you had done loads of patchwork before this!!! It looks really professional! xx

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    1. Thank you. Looks can be very deceiving Jen :)

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  9. Oh I am going to have to go through my fabric stash and have a go. Your tulip cushion is really beautiful. Thanks for the great tutorial. Have a lovely week.
    Ali xx

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    1. You're welcome. You know how it is, you never have just the right colours when you look through your stash. Oh dear, a trip to your favourite fabric shop to buy some new material? What a shame :D You have a good week too.

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  10. Please come and continue to join in with Handmade Monday, I shall be hosting it on my site from this Sunday but everything else remains the same.

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  11. I love jewellery rolls - they're so useful. I've got a box of fabric scraps just itching to be made into something.... xx

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    1. Oooh now you know what to do with them :) Glad I provided a little inspiration :)

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