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Maker Fabrics: Make and Mend Sewing Kit Tutorial

Hello fabric lovers,

In need of a fun way to carry around and organize all your sewing supplies? Well I got a perfect tutorial to make a sewing kit that will do just that! The Make and Mend sewing kit features Maker Fabrics designed by AGF Studio! The lookbook is out so make sure to flip through the pages for more projects and tutorials by clicking here.

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 Here is what you need to get started! 

Fabric Requirements 

Fabric A - MKR-3891 1/6 yd.
Fabric B - MKR-2890 1/3 yd.
Fabric C - MKR-2882 1/3 yd.
Fabric D - MKR- 3883 1/3 yd.
Fabric E - PE- 421 1/6 yd.
Fabric F - PE-430 Scraps

 

Other Materials you will need: 

9” All Purpose Zipper
Two 27” long ties (I used two black shoe laces)
Fusible - I used Quilting Interfacing Fleece 987F

 

Cutting Requirements 

All pieces have 1/4" seam allowance

Three (3) 5 1/2” x 10 1/2” rectangle from Fabric A
Two (2) 3 1/2” x 10 1/2” strip from Fabric A
Two (2) 3” x 3” square from Fabric B, C, D
Two (2) 5 1/2’ x 10 1/2” rectangles from Fabric E
Two (2) 2 5/8” x 10 1/2” strip from Fabric E
Two (2) 1 1/2” x 10 1/2” strip from Fabric F
Two (2) 1 1/4” x 1 1/4” square from Fabric F

 

Sewing Kit Assembly 

Sew three 5 1/2” x 10 1/2” rectangles from Fabric A following Diagram 1. Use piece you just sewed up as a template to cut a piece of fusible and fuse to wrong side of fabric. Set piece aside.

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Iron a 3 1/2” x 10 1/2” piece of fusible to a 3 1/2” x 10 1/2” strip from Fabric A. Sew that piece to the other 3 1/2” x 10 1/2” strip from Fabric A following Diagram 2.

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Press seam and lay on top of a 5 1/2” x 10 1/2” rectangle from Fabric E. Stitch straight lines at varies widths through the entire piece. (Diagram 3)

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Take two (2) 3” x 3” squares from Fabric B, iron a piece a fusible on each square. Sew squares right sides together leaving a small unsewn portion,clip corners on the seam allowance to help make your corners more pointy. Now flip piece through, use a pencil or your scissors to poke the corners until its nice and pointy.Turn under unsewn portion and hand sew or sew with machine as close to the edge as possible. Repeat this step with the remaining 3” x 3” squares from Fabric C and D. Evenly space and place each square in the middle of a 5 1/2” x 10 1/2” rectangle from Fabric E. Pin them down and stitch a box in the center to secure it to the 5 1/2” x 10 1/2” rectangle from Fabric E. Sew at 1/4” seam allowance around the inside of the squares. (Diagram 4)

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Now take your 1 1/2” x 10 1/2” strip from Fabric F and fold each long end of the strip in at 1/4” . Press fold and then fold in half and press again. Repeat with the other 1 1/2” x 10 1/2” strip from Fabric F. You created a binding that is going to bind the raw edges of two 2 5/8“ x 10 1/2” strips from Fabric E. (Diagram 5)

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Sew two 1 1/4” x 1 1/4” squares to each end of your zipper. (Diagram 6)

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Place one piece you made in Diagram 5 on top of your zipper, topstitch your zipper down and repeat the same process for the other side. (Diagram 7)

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Place a 5 1/2” x 10 1/2” rectangle from Fabric E in the back of the piece you made in Diagram 7. Pin pieces together. (Diagram 8)

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Sew all three pieces you made in Diagram 3,4, and 8 together following Diagram 9. Sew right sides together. 

9Place piece you made in Diagram 1 right sides together to the piece you completed in Diagram 9. Sandwich ties on each end of your sewing kit between the front and inside of your sewing kit. Sew all the way around both pieces at 1/4” seam allowance. Leave a small unsewn portion to flip right sides of sewing kit through. Turn under unsewn portion and hand sew closed or machine stitch as close to the edge as possible.

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I love the functionality of this sewing kit, it holds your pins, safety pins, needles, seam ripper, pencils, measuring tape and the list goes on! What will you store in your kit? It looks great hanging on the wall, on your sewing table or you can fold it up and take it on the go! Can't wait to see what everyone puts in there kit! 

Happy Sewing,

Melissa 

 

 

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