I am travelling yet again. I’m headed to Atlanta then Greenville, SC and then back to Atlanta. Phew, even the thought tires me out. I was packing my earrings and necklaces in ziplock baggies and realized that it was time to sew something to hold them in. I decided on the spot that I should finally make a jewelry roll!
I wanted the holder to be small. When I travel for work, I don’t bring alot of extra stuff. I usually forget to pack earrings OR just wear one pair OR pack everything in my change change purse and hope I don’t lose anything.
My inspiration was a letter size piece of paper folded in half. Perfect travel size – easy to pack, small enough for just a few pairs of earrings and quick to sew.
Here is what you need to get started:
- Fabric – 3 different colors/patterns [ inside, outside and binding]. This is a great fat quarter project
- Clear vinyl
- Binding – for the bottom of vinyl
- Fusible batting – Pellon TP971F
- Interfacing – Pellon Shape Flex
- Quilting Ruler
- Rotary cutter
- Cutting mat
- Marking pen
- Sewing materials – thread, scissors, pins
- Magnetic snaps
- Cotton balls – yes cotton balls!!
Wondering about the cotton balls? When I was developing the vinyl pockets I inserted a cotton ball as a place holder for my earrings and necklaces. The cotton balls helped form the pocket. They also made sewing the pockets much easier. I kept the cotton inside as sewed each seam/vinyl pocket down into place… Great idea, right?
I am travelling for the next 10 days and thought I would road test the jewelry roll before sending out the DIY steps.. My husband saw it sitting on the kitchen table and really loved it. But I prefer to give it a test drive and see what works/doesn’t work before getting too excited over it. So far I’m pretty happy with it.. But I’m sure something will pop up that needs to be fixed.
I made this in just a few short hours. After my travel schedule slows down, I will post a tutorial on the jewelry roll. Until then, let me know if you have any questions or comments.