The project was so fast and easy, and it is the perfect place to hold Melanie's new set of crochet hooks.
What a wonderful way to celebrate and honor your crafts by making a neat container to safely hold them in.
Melanie used a combination of a piece of a beige felted wool sweater and two pieces of cotton fabric, a cute red cherry pattern and a whimscial mushroom fabric, that we found at the Quilt-A-Fair show we went to last Fall.
It is so important to pick up fabrics, ribbons and anything that calls to you throughout the year to keep in your stash even if you do not know what you will use it for. It makes those spontaneous projects possible on a random Sunday morning. :)
I was so inspired by Melanie's creation that I made one too!
I used a piece of a grey felted sweater and some retro fabrics that I had in my stash.
Here is a tutorial on how we made them. :)
1 piece of craft felt or felted wool sweater : 10.5 x 12"
1 piece of cotton fabric for the lining : 11.5 x 13"
1 piece of cotton fabric for the pocket : 7 x 13"
1 piece of ribbon to tie your roll: approx 16"
- Press your cotton fabrics with your iron.
- Iron a 1/2" hem all around each piece so that they now measure 10.5 x 12 and 6 x 12 repectively.
- Take the 6 x 12" piece that will be your pocket and sew across the top hem to secure it in place before we piece the whole project together.
- Lay your 10.5 x 12" piece of felt (wrong side up) and place your lining fabric (right side up) on top of it.
- Place your pocket piece 6 x 12" (right side up with the sewn hem at the top) on the lining piece.
- Line your pocket up at the bottom half of your project so that about 4" of your lining piece shows at the top. The 4" top area will flap down over your hooks when you roll your case up.
- Pin all 3 pieces together like a fabric sandwich.
- Sew around the whole rectangle with fabric side up securing all 3 pieces together.
- Measure 3.5" from the top of your case and sew a horizontal line across. (This marks the flap and where you will begin sewing your pockets for your hooks in the next step.
- Starting at the left side of the rectangle, mark 8 or 9 pockets that are 3/4" wide from the flap line down to the bottom of the pocket and sew down each mark to form the hook pockets. There will be one larger pocket on the right side to hold your embroidery scissors, and anything else you would like to put there.
- Flip your case over and sew your ribbon about 2/3 of the way down your case so that when you fold your flap over the hooks, it will actually look like it is tied in the middle of the case.
Voila! Your crochet hook case is complete!
Please let me know if you make one! I would love to see it!