Finished my bookmark! The best was when my 2-year-old son picked it up and stared at it and then announced, "Pretty!"
So, last night I was winding up some bobbins for my next project (boy do I need a bobbin winder!) and I decided that I was sick of storing my bobbins in the plastic zip top bags they came in. So, I jotted down some measurements and came up with a plan for a bobbin roll which I made this morning.
- 1/2 yard quilter's cotton for front/inside (or 1/4 for front, 1/4 for inside if you want them different patterns)
- 1/4 yd quilter's cotton for pocket and pocket binding (alternatively you could purchase single fold binding, you only need 21 inches).
- 1 yd 1/4 inch ribbon.
- 1/4 yd fusible fleece, regular fleece, or felt.
- Matching thread.
- Basic sewing supplies (sewing machine, scissors, tailor's chalk or marking pen, etc.)
Cut pieces (1/4 in seam allowances included)
- 2, 8-1/2 in by 20-1/2 in pieces (one front and one inside).
- 1, 8-1/2 in by 20-1/2 in in fleece (or felt).
- 1, 3-3/4 in by 20-1/2 in pocket material.
- 21 inches bias binding made from pocket material (or purchased). A great bias binding tutorial can be found here.
Next you will pin your pocket onto your inside piece so that both right sides are facing you. Now you mark every 1 in along the bottom of the pocket. Using a washable marking chalk, marker, or whatever you prefer (must be removable or fading) draw your sewing lines every 1 in, parallel to the short side of your pocket.
|Starting to sew 1 inch wide pockets.|
Attach your fusible interfacing to the wrong side of your front fabric, or baste on your regular fleece or felt. We're just using this to add bulk and cushion to our roll.
|I miss-measured my interfacing, but it won't affect the project.|
|Everything should line up evenly.|
|Ribbon ties pinned in place.|
|Opening that I turned through.|
|This roll will hold 20 pairs of bobbins.|
|So neat and tidy and pretty!|
|All rolled up. I may shorten the ribbon.|
|Here's how large it is in comparison to my hand.|
Thanks to my husband for watching both kids all morning so I could make this!