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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When you remove the leather or fabric from the hoop, trim all your threads first and then carefully pull it away from the stabilizer without removing it from the hoop. If you're careful, you should get little holes where the numbers stitched. Use a scrap of stabilizer and some spray to patch the holes. Patch the holes from inside the hoop so you don't have to worry about the scrap falling or folding over under the hoop while it's embroidering.


All those speckles are from the suede side of the leather that was stuck there a minute ago!

My denim tool roll will be home to a set of wrenches that are sized in inches. If you have embroidery software that allows you to customize lettering, it's much easier to make the fractions on the computer and import them to your embroidery machine (my machine didn't have a back slash to make the fraction).


See how easy it is to get all the numbers evenly placed across the pocket using the horizontal line.

After you're finished embroidering, remove the stabilizer and finish the top edge. I used a three-step zigzag.


If you have a serger, you can run the edge through it instead.

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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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