Traveling Jewelry Case.DIY

Traveling Jewelry Case.DIY


Welcome to SewVeryEasy, my name is Laura and today we are going to make a traveling jewelry case. It takes very basic square and rectangle pieces of fabric, there are no zippers and no hand stitching, and we can get this done really quick and it’s very cute. Let’s go through the things that we are going to need and then we can get started. You will need a piece of batting 1½”×24″, and this can be leftover. You will need one yard of ribbon, and whatever size and style you want will be fine. You will need one piece of batting and it’s going to be 8″×17″ and this is the main body of the roll. You will need one hair elastic, a button, a crochet hook— and this is actually going to help you turn it with—and then of course whatever thread you decide to use. Now you will need two pieces of fabric 9″×18″. This will be the front and the back. You will need three pieces here 9″×14″; these will be pockets and the inside piece. Then you will need two pieces 9″×9″ and those will actually be little hidden pockets. Two pieces 2″×9″ and this will hold your rings. For the first step, we need to make the outside cover. And that consists of the two that are 9″×18″ and the batting. Now the batting is 1″ smaller than this and the reason is, it’s going to sit in-between so that when you put this layer on and you make the sandwich, you’re not going to have batting around the outsides. So we need to start with that. And what we need to do is if you use a batting that actually fuses together then you’re able to take this to your iron and sew it all together and it’s going to stick. Okay so I’ve gone to the iron and I have fused the front and the back together, and I’m going to use this as the front and I’ve chosen this as the back. Now this fabric is from Northcott, it’s called Floral Whimsy, and I’ll put a link in the description for you. And in the description I’ll give you all the sizes so that you will have them handy. Now because I’ve decided this is going to be the front, I’m going to put some pockets on the inside. So take your two 9″×9″ squares, and you’re going to fold them in half and you are going to press them. Now I like to press them again in half this way; we will need this mark. So I am going to take this folded piece, and this is the folded edge, and I’m going to match up my edges here, and this one has been ironed and there is my seam here that I’m going to sew, and it’s going to go on this edge. So I have the folded edges here and these are all the raw sides. And what I need is to stitch down that fold line or that iron line and that will make two little inside pockets. Now you are going to see the stitching on the front side so you can use a decorative stitch if you’d like or you can just use a straight stitch. Whatever you prefer, that’s the stitch for you to use. So let’s get this stitched down. All we’ve done is we’ve taken two rows of stitching here and the sides are not sewn yet and that’s okay, and we’re going to make now the inside where you are going to have larger pockets. You’re going to take your three pieces that were 9″×14″. Two of them you will press in half just the same way as you did these, so that the right sides are going to be on the outside and you have one fold line, because they will actually be sewn in here. So both sides are going to be pressed and they’re going to be put here. Now you’re going to need to make the center piece here. You’re going to take the one piece that you have left over and you’re going to actually iron it in half. And that is going to give you a center mark, and that center mark is going to be very helpful. You’re going to then take your two outside edges and you’re going to fold them to that center mark and you are going to press them, so you will be having seams here. And this raw edge will actually be all inside and you will never see it. Here. Are you starting to get the look of this now? The next step we’re going to do is we’re going to make a little piece that is going to go in here and that will hold your rings. It’s very easy to do. You are going to need the two pieces that you have left over, which are about 2″×9″, you will need your elastic band, and you’re going to need your button, and you’re going to need your crochet hook and your piece of batting. And we’re going to make this all in one stage. Let me show you close up and I’ll show you how easy it is to get done. The thing you need to do is these are both going to be the good side of the fabric. You’re going to take your hair elastic and you are going to place it up here at the top. Now this is going to be the good side. And what you’re going to do is just squeeze that, and then you’re going to need to decide how big you’re going to make that loop by just putting your button inside. If you have a very big button then you might need to go there. So it depends on the size of the button you need; you will just squeeze it there. And you are going to actually sew right here. So take the button off and you’re going to pin this loop out of the way so you’re not going to stitch it. And that’s all you’re going to need. You can always test that again if you would like. This is going to be both the right sides and this is going to go together. And you’re going to stitch right across there by a quarter of an inch, keeping your elastics together. So now we have the loop sewn on. The next stage you’re going to be sewing and turning and stuffing all in one. Make sure you have no pin here, then you’re going to take this and you’re going to fold it back over. Stitch down one side and go right back over that stitching. And you can even go over a couple of times if you’d like here just to secure it, and then you’re going to sew all the way back down here. The next thing we’re going to do is we’re just going to trim this corner off. And that just actually will make it easier to turn to the right side. Now leave this loop here because you’re going to need it. Take your batting, tie it in half, you’re going to tie one knot. Then you’re going to take this loop and you’re going to put this through the loop. So you have the knot there. And you are going to tie one more knot. There you have it. Now we’re just going to turn this right side out. Now I like to start and just pull the fabric apart slightly and just work it in. Now take your crochet hook and you’re going to insert it in-between the two layers and you’re going to go up to the top and grab that loop, and you’re going to be able to pull that loop right up to the top. And just hold on to that loop. So now what you’re going to do is turn this right side and the batting will actually stuff it as you are turning it, so you won’t have to stuff it. Just take your time and work the fabric down around the batting. Actually there a little end will come out and you’re just going to be able to slide the fabric right through. So now you have the batting is already stuffed your tube. Poke out now your corners so that they’re nice and flat and just give this a tug, fix it up so that it’s nice and straight and you like the look of it. So you will need to know where you’re going to position this. Depending on the size of the button you’re going to use, this will be able to adjust. So you’re just going to take your button and you’re going to be able to figure out exactly where you are going to put this, and that’s where you know this is going to be pinned and this is actually going to be stitched there. So I have the ring holder stitched on; now I can trim this off. Now with a couple of more stitches we’re going to be able to finish this. Take your pieces apart. This piece here is going to flip over. Make sure your pockets are nice and flat. Now you will take this ribbon and you’re going to put it in the center. Because you are going to stitch it in, just pin it here but also pin it out of the way. Now you need to take the center of this piece and line it up with the center of this. Just do it by folding it in half and just put little fold marks with your hand and that will be enough. So you have the ring keeper is going flat against here, and the center seam will line up with the center seam here. Then the next stage is you’re going to put your pockets in. Here’s the pocket, here’s the fold, and here are the raw edges. It will line up here. Going to go there. Now put a couple of pins here. And you’re going to go and you are going to sew a quarter inch all the way around. Now I like to go around twice. Okay we’ve sewn all the way around twice. Now just clip the corners. Now I get to turn this right-side out. Take your hand through here and then behind here and you’re going to be able to turn the whole thing right-side out. There we have it. It’s turned right side. And poke these corners out so that they’re nice and flat. We’ll see where the button goes right here, so you will be able to sew it very easily because you’re going to be able to put your hand underneath here and you’re going to be able to sew that button. So let’s get it pressed and get the button sewn on. Okay so we’re almost done. We have the button sewn so that the rings will stay on here, but we also have this part that’s open and we need to close this now. So lying this flat you will actually be able to feel the top of these pockets. So the top of the pocket is right here and I can feel it right there. And what I’m going to do is I want to stitch just beside that mark, not on the pocket because then you won’t be able to put your hand in and use the pocket. So I find a really simple way to mark this is with tape. I will just take a piece of painters tape or masking tape and I can feel where that mark is. And I am just going to put the tape right over top of that mark so I will know where it is. So I will actually sew on this side of it. So I need to put a mark on this side. Now you’re going to stitch through all the layers. So again if you want you can use a decorative stitch or you can just use a straight stitch. Now you can see I just sewed a quarter inch over this. So now we are done. Remove the tape. Now we have the two pockets here, the spot for the ring and of course we have the little hidden pockets inside. To close it you will just take it, roll it up, and tie it. And now you just need somewhere to go. So there we have it. A cute little roll-up for your jewelry when you need to travel. They also make excellent gifts and they’re very easy to do. I hope you’ve enjoyed this episode of SewVeryEasy. Feel free to subscribe. I will put more information in the descriptions for you and, as always, come back soon and we’ll see what we’re sewing next time
in the sewing room. Bye for now!

50 Comments

  1. I used to have a little doll just like that hanging on your wall, I got it in Cancun and those butons are so cool too, Very nice video, thank you

  2. I want to make some of these for Christmas except I don't know how to sew yet lol but I do have a sewing machine. I also want to add an earring holder, but idk how. Something like this: http://www.positivelysplendid.com/2013/10/travel-jewelry-case-sewing-pattern.html

    Yours looks waaaayyy easier than this though

  3. Can regular batting be used or is fusible recommended? Obviously the batting would have to be sewn to the fabric but would it ruin the outcome? Love this roll. Thanks for sharing.

  4. What size is the piece you said was the "leftover piece?" , before the ring thing, I can't find a piece I haven't used, thanks…what size????? Please tell me ASAP

  5. I love this! I don't have many rings. Instead of adding the double layer of batting, could I just do 1 layer and use it for earrings? Thank you! I can't wait to make this!

  6. great tut and bag, thanks!  I figured out that if I sew the pockets on before joining front and back sides, the stitching from pockets doesn't show, which I think I like better.  🙂

  7. Thanks so much.  Enjoyed making this for myself (prototype first) and will make this as   gifts.  Really easy.    Hardest part was finding hair band (I have short hair)

  8. Is there a site with the written info? I am unable to get the picture part of the video unless I hover over the moving part of video then only a tiny picture. I saw it  last wk & now no pic. Thanks- LV

  9. Thank you for this! It is the nicest jewellery roll I have seen. Now I know what my Christmas gifts will be this year!

  10. When you sew the front and back together with the batting inside (i only have non-fusible on hand), do you first press the edges under? If I follow the video as I understand it, i end up with the raw edges of my fabric showing.. help! 🙂 By the way – I love this project! I want to make 3 of these for Christmas gifts…

  11. Thank you so much for this tutorial, I found it easy to follow and now have a lovely gift for my sons girlfriend

  12. This will be my next project. If it turns out , I will make them for gifts. Wish me luck. There isn't a lot of sewing so that's nice.

  13. binge watching all your episodes …love you way of explaining the makes, they all look so doable. loads of information, tip n tricks explained very nicely …i have a few requests if you could do some beginner quilting tutorials for front with big pieces to be used as quilts n table cloths(if u have already done pls guide me to it) also from your table covers episode what flannel did you use for your very first table cover. thanks in advance

  14. I love all your videos. I'm a avid sewer and you keep giving me new ideas.. I  love how your very easy to understand which is great for beginners. Thanks Laura

  15. What a beautiful gift idea, thank you! I have a question regarding the ring holder…what happens to the knots you made on the batting? Once you pulled it inside I didn't see you handle the knots….😊

  16. Was determined to try this — but can't get "batting" on this island so I'm afraid I'll just be throwing everything into a small sandwich bag, as usual.

  17. Thank you so much for sharing this. Its simple, quick, and pretty.. I think I can do this. Making as a stocking stuffer for my daughter .

  18. I have watched many of your video's and have subscribed to your channel. Love ALL YOUR VIDEOS!! You make it so easy to watch and understand. I am going to make this, on my way to my craft room! Thank you so much! Also they would make lovely gifts!

  19. WOW Laura! Love your hair!! I've never seen this tute so I thought it was recent!
    Well…you are beautiful no matter what length your GORGEOUS hair!!!
    By the way…an AWESOME tutorial I sincerely thank you for!

  20. I really like your videos but please consider showing the final project at the beginning of the videos. I have to go to the end to see what it will look like so that I can decide if it is something that I want to make. Thank you

  21. Beautiful… Excellent for gifting… And of course a super project to use the leftover fabric stash… Thank you so much for sharing it in detail.

  22. Have enjoyed your videos off and on for years. I find you lovely, talented and very professional. Such a treat. I’m curious about where you are from. Your diction and pace of verbal instruction is impecible, but I am curious because of your pronunciation of the word ‘again.’ Please keep your tutorials going! Great teacher! 🌺💗🌺

  23. can you do travelling lingerie bags for inside suitcases? I hate it when security opens up your luggage and panties and bras fly out everywhere!

  24. It seems I can not get enough of your videos. You explain things so perfectly. Love all your pieces. Also enjoyed the tour of your studio. You are one very Classy talented Lady. Thanks so much.

  25. You make it so easy to follow and understand. I have just made one watching this video and it turned out quite well for a first timer. Thanks so much.

  26. Just watched your video and decided to go to my sewing room and try to make this. I can't believe how easy this was, you explained so well and it came out beautiful. Love the over-flap so items don't fall out. Thank you. So glad I save my large pieces of left over material!!

  27. Thank you so much for showing how to sew this lovely jewellery travel case, you explain everything so clearly and most importantly at a speed that I understand. x

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