Sunday, May 12, 2013

Thread Case

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there! It's been a cool, rainy day here in Maine, but the sun finally came out a little while ago. I spent all day in my sewing room, finishing up this thread case for a workshop I'm assisting with on Wednesday.

I've wanted to make one of these for several years, and I'm so pleased it's finally finished. The pattern directions were clear, and the case was easy to make. I don't know why I didn't just do it a long time ago.

The fabric of the case is quilted, and it closes with a piece of grosgrain ribbon wrapped around the case and held shut with velcro.

It unfolds to reveal five vinyl pockets that hold up to 48 spools of thread plus a few sewing necessaries.

The case opens to 10" x 30" and folds to a nicely compact 8" x 10".
The tan fabric under the zipper is a piece of ultrasuede or faux suede. Thread tails are fed through the ultrasuede, and you can easily thread a needle without removing the spools from their pockets by simply pulling the thread through the ultrasuede.
The sewing necessaries pocket is about 6 inches, so there's plenty of room for scissors, needles, thimble, measuring tape, other notions, and of course, a little chocolate. Fabulous!

The pattern also contains directions for a smaller case that holds up to 12 spools of thread and folds up to 5" x 5".

Credit where credit is due: Thread Dispenser/ Sewing
Case, designed by Patterns by Annie


Julie Fukuda said...

Really fantastic! You are ready to go anywhere and sew!

Margo in Maine said...

It came out so nice...looks wonderful.. Girls will enjoy doing it.see you Weds.

Purple Pam said...

Your sewing case is great. I know what you mean about getting around to sewing something up. So glad you were able to get into a class with Bonnie Hunter. She is one of my favorite quilters.

Reese @ Quilty Reese said...

I love that case! I might have to get the pattern for myself. It would be great for my to go hand applique bag!