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Embroidered Sewing Wallet

Posted by Jennifer Clouston on Oct 26th 2020

Create a pretty embroidered sewing wallet to keep all your sewing necessities safe and in one place: an extremely cute take-along sewing station. I have used stitches from my book FOOLPROOF CRAZY-QUILT PROJECTS to create a floral theme to this project. No sewing machine required!


Embroidered Sewing Wallet

Fabric and supplies:

  • FOOLPROOF CRAZY-QUILT PROJECTS
  • Outer fabric 12’’ x 12’’
  • Iron on fabric stabilizer 12’’ x12’’
  • Wool felt for lining of wallet 12’’ x 12’’
  • Crochet cotton
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • Chalk pencil or water-soluble pen
  • A large dinner plate approximately 10” in diameter – to use as a template to mark the circular shape of the wallet
  • Iron and board
  • One large button with a shank
  • Basic sewing supplies

Needles and threads:

  • Chenille #22 needle for silk ribbon embroidery
  • Milliner’s #3 needle for Perle thread
  • One large button with a shank
  • 2mm silk ribbon or Perle #8 or all six strands of floss
  • 4mm silk ribbon
  • Perle #8
  • Perle #12 (or three stands of floss)

Construction:

  1. Fuse the iron-on-stabilizer to the wrong side of the outer fabric.
  2. Using the dinner plate as a template plate and chalk pencil or water-soluble pen draw a circle onto the right side of the fabric. This will be the cutting line.
  3. Mark a curved line within the marked line of the circle.
  4. Stitch along the curved lines with a twisted chain stitch with a 2mm silk ribbon.

Twisted chain stitch - FOOLPROOF CRAZY-QUILT PROJECTS – page 93

Circle and twisted chain

5. Next scatter a few lazy daisy stitches in 4mm silk ribbon along the twisted chain. 

Lazy daisy stitch – FOOLPROOF CRAZY-QUILT PROJECTS – page 87

Scatter a few lazy daisy stitches

6. With a Perle #8 add two stab stitches to one side of the lazy daisy stitch.

Stab stitch - FOOLPROOF CRAZY-QUILT PROJECTS – page 91

7. Form a colonial knot on the end of the stab stitches in a Perle #8 thread.

Colonial knot - FOOLPROOF CRAZY-QUILT PROJECTS – page 82

Fern stitch

7. To create the Delphinium type flower, begin with a stem stitch with a Perle #8 thread.

Stem stitch - FOOLPROOF CRAZY-QUILT PROJECTS – page 92

Next add Lazy daisy stitches in a 4mm silk ribbon along the stem stitch.

Lazy daisy stitch – FOOLPROOF CRAZY-QUILT PROJECTS – page 87

Colonial knots form the buds at the top of the stem stitch.

Colonial knot - FOOLPROOF CRAZY-QUILT PROJECTS – page 82

The leaves are made up of a long lazy daisy stitch and a stab stitch in the middle with a Perle #8 thread.

Lazy daisy stitch – FOOLPROOF CRAZY-QUILT PROJECTS – page 87

Stab stitch - FOOLPROOF CRAZY-QUILT PROJECTS – page 91

Delphinium

8. The little buds that are scattered around are made up of the two lazy daisy stitches and add a colonial knot between them in a 2mm silk ribbon or Perle #8 or 6 strands of floss. Add long stab stitches into the V formed by the two lazy daisy stitches in Perle #12 or 3 strands of floss.

Lazy daisy stitch – FOOLPROOF CRAZY-QUILT PROJECTS – page 87

Colonial knot - FOOLPROOF CRAZY-QUILT PROJECTS – page 82

Stab stitch - FOOLPROOF CRAZY-QUILT PROJECTS – page 91

9. Lastly stitch a few lazy daisy leaves onto the ends of the twisted chain arms in a Perle #8

Lazy daisy stitch – FOOLPROOF CRAZY-QUILT PROJECTS – page 87

10. Trim the circle back to the cutting line.

11. Cut a circle in the wool felt lining the same size as the outer fabric.

12. With the wrong sides together stitch around the edge of the circle in a blanket stitch the same color as the crochet picot will be.

13. Crochet the picot edge or simply bind with fabric.

Diagram - Crochet picot edge

Blanket stitch and crochet picot edge

14. Fold two opposite sides of the circle towards the center by approximately 2’’ and press well.

15. Now fold the top and bottom edges towards each other – one side overlapping the other by approximately 3’’.

16. Attach a suitable sized button centered to the bottom folded half and a button loop (chain stitch in crochet thread) to match on the top closing half of the embroidered sewing wallet

Add button and button loop

Add your sewing paraphernalia and VOILA your pretty, handy sewing wallet is complete!

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