How to Make a Roll-Up Tool Organizer, Complete with Embroidered Size Labels

comments (7) December 20th, 2008     

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JenniferStern Jennifer Stern, contributor
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Heres the luxe leather version...its actually super quick to make because you dont have to worry about the edges.
The denim one is great, too!
Heres a close-up of the size labels I embroidered on the pockets.
Heres the luxe leather version...its actually super quick to make because you dont have to worry about the edges.

Here's the luxe leather version...it's actually super quick to make because you don't have to worry about the edges.

Photo: Jen Stern
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To make the pocket piece, measure the shortest and longest tools and subtract 1 inch from the shortest and 2 inches from the longest. To place the tools shortest to longest, mark the left side with the smaller measurement and the right with the longer one. Measure from the bottom edge on both sides. My shortest wrench was 5 inches, so I marked the left edge 4 inches from the bottom. The longest wrench was 11 inches long, so I marked the right edge 9 inches from the bottom.


Lay a ruler across the pocket, matching the markings on either edge. Cut across to make the graduated shape of the pocket.

Here are the two pieces you need to make a leather tool roll. If you are going to make yours out of denim, the back piece needs to be twice as high-you can fold it in half and sew around the edge to finish the raw edges.


I found this leather in the home decor department of a large fabric store-it's too heavy to make a garment, but it will work great for this!

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Comments (7)

kclabaugh writes: Where did you find the leather to use? I haven't been able to find any at the fabric stores in my area and I'd love to make this for my husband. Thank you!
Posted: 5:55 pm on April 18th
justpaintit writes: Hi,
Will you please email me the templates for this item at [email protected]
Thank you
Just Paint It
Posted: 3:53 pm on January 4th
JenniferStern writes: There were templates mentioned in one of the captions. That was actually text from a previous post that I forgot to delete. I apologize for the confusion.

Posted: 4:50 pm on January 3rd
JenniferStern writes: Hi Everyone...There are no templates to download for this project. When I first read your comments, I couldn't remember if there were any or not...I did this project the week before I moved into my new house. (It's been a little crazy--between loosing my e-mail address in the transfer--to having no heat because the boiler blew.) Happily, the cable company found my e-mail address, and the heat is on! Please let me know if you need more help.

Posted: 4:41 pm on January 3rd
bigkitty writes: Nope, no templates. I think, though, it would be easy to adapt to individual needs. Looking forward to making one for my husband's set of chisels. Thanks
Posted: 12:58 pm on January 2nd
noranora writes: I couldn't find the templates either, colleen 7.


BUT, I'm really excited about this because a friend wanted me to make a knife roll to store her pro. knives in and I had no idea how to make one. But, I think I can adapt this project.

THANKS for posting this!!

Nora
Posted: 4:17 pm on December 31st
colleen_7 writes: It says to download and print the templates select 5 cards. I can't seem to find them. Maybe having a seniors moment. Could you tell me where to find them. Thanks

Posted: 8:10 am on December 31st
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