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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Fold the top edge of the denim over, aligning it with the bottom edge. Press to get it to lie perfectly even, and pin along the edge.


This is the lower left corner.

Stitch along the raw edges, leaving a 6-inch opening on the left side so you can turn the tool roll to the right side.


I basted on the pocket using a 1/8-inch seam, then I sewed the front and back together using a 1/2-inch seam...that way you don't have to pull out the basting.

The lower corners are going to be really thick-three layers of denim. Trim the point and a few inches of the seam allowance down to 1/8 inch so you can get a crisp point when you turn it to the right side.


I like to use a bamboo point turner to poke around in the corner to get it shaped nicely when I turn the fabric to the right side.

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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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