Fat Quarter Project - Tool Roll

Fat Quarter Project - Tool Roll

Fat quarters are such a great way to challenge your sewing skills and create anything from cushion covers to face masks! 

For a relatively small piece of fabric, they are extremely versatile! 

Each of our subscription boxes contain a pack of fat quarters to challenge you to try something new. 

There are so many projects you can use them for so we will be sharing tutorials on our blog for a wide range of projects. 

First up is this super quick make, a tool roll! It can be used for traveling or storage in your home. They can be for your sewing tools or make up brushes, really whatever you want! 

So, let's get started! 

What you will need; 

  • 2 co-ordinating fat quarters
  • another FQ, matching scrap fabric or ribbons for ties
  • pins or clips
  • iron 
  • sewing machine 

How to:

Start by cutting two 2" x 20" strips of fabric for your ties. 


Use your preferred method for making tubes, turn them out and press flat. Alternatively you can use ribbons for ties. 


Place both ties about 12cm down the shortest edge of your FQ, on the right side of the fabric. pin or clip in place. 


Take your 2nd FQ and place it right sides together, sandwiching the ties in place. Clip or pin in place all the way round. 

Sew all the way round, leaving a few inches of a gap on one edge. You need enough of a gap to turn the whole thing inside out. Trim off excess fabric from all edges. 


Turn inside out, press flat & top stitch all the way round to close the gap. 


Now fold up the bottom half of the roll (the half that doesn't have the ties!) up 12cm. Pin, press & stitch each side in place. 


Now this stage is personal preference! Measure out the size of the pockets that you want and stitch straight lines on the folded section of the fabric. I created a range of pocket sizes for pens, scissors, tape measures, thread etc. It all depends on what tools you want to hold! 


And just like that you are done! See, that was super easy! 

Have you tried it out? Please tag us in your creations on instagram, we can't wait to see them! 


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