Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Knitting roll tutorial

As promised yesterday here's a tutorial on how to make my knitting roll.
You will need:
  • 4 coordinating fat quarters, one for the exterior, one for the interior, one for the pockets and one for the pocket linings.
  • 1 piece of fusible batting measuring 15 1/2 inches by 21 inches
  • 1/2 yard/metre of fusible interfacing for pockets.
  • 2 yards/metres of coordinating ribbon.
  • Matching thread  
Cutting instructions:
From the exterior and interior fabrics cut a piece from each measuring 15 1/2 " by 21". From the pocket and lining fabrics your will need a piece from each measuring 15 1/2" by 10" (large pocket) and another piece from each fabric measuring 11" by 12" (needle holder)
From the interfacing cut one piece 15 1/2" by 10" and one piece 11" by 12".
From the batting cut one piece measuring 15 1/2 by 21".

To make: 
Apply batting to exterior fabric and quilt as desired. In the above example I have quilted straight lines across the fabric approx. 1 1/2 " apart.
Apply interfacing to corresponding pocket pieces. With wrong sides together and with lining fabric on top sew lining to needle holder pocket piece up the lefthand long side pivoting at corner and along the shorter side ( which will be the top of pocket). Sew larger pocket piece to corresponding lining peice along one long side.

Trim corner off of the needle holder pocket and turn right sides facing out. Press. Turn larger pocket pieces also right side facing out and press.

Edge stitch 1/8" from edge along the sewn sides of both these pockets.

Place needle holder pocket on lower righthand corner of the interior fabric and sew down one side,along the bottom and up the other side.

Using a fabric marking pen measure across the pocket making a mark every inch. You should end up with 10 columns to hold 10 pairs of needles. 

Continue marking every 2 inches or so all the way down.
 Sew along these lines to make the individual needle compartments.
 
Lay the larger pocket on opposite side of  interior fabric and sew together along all 3 outer edges.
 
Measure and cut 2 lengths of ribbon approx. 36 inches. Fold in half and sew to outer edge of large pocket end as shown in above photo. I have me ribbons spaced about 2 1/2" from the centre of this edge so they are 5 inches apart.

With right sides together and keeping the ribbon pieces away from the edges sew around all edges leaving a 3 to 4 inch gap for turning on top edge above needle holder pocket. See above photo. I used a 1/4 inch seam for this step. 

Trim corners and turn so right sides are facing out. Press well also pressing in the gap opening edges. Pin these edges together and using a 1/4 inch seam edge stitch all the way around including along the gap opening edges.
And voila you now have a handy place for all those spare needles plus a pocket for your current project to take anywhere.




Roll it up and your good to go :)
Now of course if you don't have the time or inclination to make one yourself I have 3 for you to choose from in my shop.

Happy Sewing and knitting of course!




6 comments:

Leslie said...

this is beautiful...thanks for thr tutorial.

Bec said...

Great tute, I just picked up a few tips, I have been doing things the hard way!

Catherine said...

Glad you found this helpful Bec!

Kathy said...

These are wonderful - I love the paisley fabric and I love a good tutorial. Yours so easy to follow :)

Karen said...

Thanks for the tutorial. You did a great job documenting all the steps.

Michelle said...

Thank you so much for sharing... this will make a great Christmas pressie for my Mum!

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