This weekend I designed a travel sewing kit for carrying all the necessities you might want to tuck in your purse so you could do some handwork on the go, or be have a nice organizer for any supplies you might need to take to a class. This is version 1.0 and I plan to make a few tweaks/improvements as I use it and see how well it works.
When closed, it is approximately 9″ x 6″ and depending on how much you have in there, could be about 2 – 3″ thick. I used fusible fleece AND decor bond on the exterior to give make it nice and sturdy – and then the lining piece has decor bond. I opted not to interface the zipper pocket or interior pockets because I didn’t want it to be too bulky. I will probably use some light interfacing in version 2.0 as I can see already that the pockets will have a lot of wear and tear.
When it is open, it is about 9″ x 18″ and can hold quite a bit of stuff! There is a slip in pocket behind the zippered pocket that can hold a pattern and a small cutting mat. In the zippered pocket you can carry pins, measuring tape, seam ripper, etc. The pockets hold a pen, notepad, scissors, small rotary cutter, and seam gage. I will play around with the pocket sizes to get the optimal combination. I included some elastic to hold spools of thread, but will probably remove this in the next version. I figure it is easier to carry thread in the zipper pocket, and to use the space for a needle/pin holder instead. Once I get the design perfect, I will make a few and try to sell them on Etsy or at one of the local shops.
Any comments/suggestions on what to change? I would love to hear what you think!