Thursday, September 12, 2013

Quilted Sewing Satchel

I've been working on this one for a while and finally had some free time to finish it up this morning. If you'd like to see a tutorial on how I did my embroidery, check that out here.

I do a fair amount of embroidery. One of my favorite things about embroidery is how portable it is. But after several times of sticking my embroidery project in my purse and then stabbing myself with a needle when searching for my keys, I decided that maybe I need a small bag to keep my embroidery stuff in so that it is separate. And so, the quilted sewing satchel was born.

This was a pretty simple project. After completing the embroidery, the satchel only took about 30 minutes to quilt and put together. This could also be a great beginner project. I didn't take step-by-step photos, but here's a quick break-down of the process:

  • Decide on the size you want your completed satchel to be. Add 1/4 inch to each side for seam allowances.
  • Cut two pieces of your outer fabric and two pieces of your lining fabric to this size. Also cut two pieces of batting this size.
  • Create your "sandwiches." Stack your front pieces, wrong sides together, with batting between. Do the same with the back pieces.
  • Baste (loosely stitch) around the edges.
  • Quilt as desired. I did two vertical straight lines using a quilting stitch, then two horizontal straight lines. Without embroidery, a more complex quilting pattern could work well.
  • Place your quilted pieces right sides together and sew around the sides and bottom. Turn right side out.
  • Finish off the top using bias tape.
To keep my satchel closed, I added velcro to the inside lining. You could use any type of fastener you like, or leave it open.

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  1. How cute!! Thank you so much for linking up at Sewlicious Home Decor! I'm following you now. :)


  2. Super cute project, love it! Thanks for sharing!
    Enjoy your day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  3. I'm just starting to embroider and this would be perfect for keeping things together. I love taking projects with me when I travel. I get my best work done then. Thank you for sharing this with Less Laundry, More Linking.


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