It is done! And I am not making another again. Or if I do I hope I remember all the things I did wrong on this one! LOL This was a product of my own imagination with support from By Annie’s A Place For Everything bag for ideas on the outer part of the case. The pages are my own ideas with support from a Bing search of jewelry cases for the necklace and ring holders development. I WISH I had found a pattern with what I wanted to include.
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The case was started back in May when I cut the fabric for the outer case and the inner pages and quilted the pieces with front, back and batting. Then they sat for 3 months while I dilly dallied with all sorts of other projects. But crunch time drew near and it was time to finish the case. And I did.
There are 4 pages, double sided and they are designed to hold jewelry, make-up, or charging cords. A one-stop travel case for short weekends, or a full jewelry case for longer vacation. The pages are styled as follows: double vinyl zipper pockets, double mesh pockets, large vinyl zipper pocket, necklace tab with mesh pocket, and earring square with ring tabs. The ring tabs are fiberfil stuffed fabric tubes that are sewn across the bottom and snap at the top so you can slide rings on them. I think the next time I attempt something like this it will be in the style of the roll-up cosmetic case with a pocket or two, and the ring tabs and earring holder in place of the 3rd pocket.
So, now to get the kinks out of my shoulders, and allow my hands to rest. This one took it out of me! I finished the outer binding by hand because I just couldn’t face trying to sew through all those layers on the edge of the case. Let’s see, sewing binding on 4 pages, and then sewing the binding closed, plus binding the two outer case edges, I just couldn’t take 2 more times around on the machine. I was done! And I am Done! Hallelujah!!! I think tomorrow will be knit a hat day. An easy go around in circles with St st kind of day.