FAST FAT QUAR­TER: KNIT TING NEE­DLE CASE

Keep knit­ting nee­dles to­gether with Jen­nie Jones’ quilted wrap case, a thought­ful gift for a keen knit­ter.

Simply Sewing - - CONTENTS -

YOU WILL NEED

1 fat quar­ter: for the outer

1 fat quar­ter: for the lin­ing

2oz wad­ding – 50x50cm (20x20in) Bias bind­ing: 2m (2yds)

But­ton

Ba­sic sewing kit

FAB­RICS USED

Threads, Gold. Ref: A184.3. Threaded With Love, Pink. Ref: A181.1. Both from Threaded With Love by Lewis & Irene. www.lewisandi­rene.com

CUT­TING THE FAB­RIC

Step one Trim down your fat quar­ters to 50cm (20in) wide x 47cm (18½in) long.

Step two The bot­tom edge of the flap will be the bot­tom edge of the fab­ric. Place it this way around so the print wraps around cor­rectly. Round off the bot­tom two cor­ners.

Step three Re­peat this to round off two cor­ners on the lin­ing fab­ric.

AS­SEM­BLING THE LAY­ERS

Step one Place the lin­ing fab­ric right sides (RS) down then lay the wad­ding on top with the outer fab­ric RS up on top of that.

Step two Pin all three lay­ers to­gether then trim the wad­ding so it is level with the fab­ric edges all the way around.

Step three Work a ma­chine zigzag around the out­side edge to hold the lay­ers to­gether.

Step four The fab­rics and wad­ding are quilted us­ing straight lines of ma­chine stitching. To do this, work straight lines down the fab­ric us­ing the side of the presser foot as a guide to keep the lines straight and evenly spaced.

PRE­PAR­ING THE TOP AND SIDES

Step one Fold the bind­ing around the long straight edge at the op­po­site side to the flap and top­stitch into place. Step two Fold the bound edge up by 15cm (6in) and press to form the pouch.

Step three Stitch the fold in place down both sides just 5mm (¼in) from the edge.

MAK­ING A BUT­TON LOOP

Step one Cut an 8cm (3in) piece of bias bind­ing and top­stitch down the length.

Step two Fold it in half and stitch across the top into a point to make a loop.

Step three Pin then tack the ends of this loop to the centre of the lin­ing side of the flap, match­ing raw edges.

BIND­ING THE EDGES

Step one Start­ing at the bot­tom of one side of the case, fold the bind­ing around the case, up the side, around the flap and down the other side, turn­ing the short ends un­der.

Step two Top­stitch the bind­ing in place.

ADDING A BUT­TON AND BOW

Step one Fold the flap over and mark where the loop meets the case sec­tion, then stitch a but­ton in this po­si­tion.

Step two Cut a 35cm (14in) piece of bias bind­ing and fold and top­stitch down the length. Now tie it into a small bow and stitch it onto the front of the flap as a fin­ish­ing dec­o­ra­tive touch.

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