Embroidery or Punch Needle Folding Case
Many times you can look at something and figure out how to make it. No pattern here, just followed a late 1800's leather sewing case.
I used a wool fabric which was thick enough to not need interfacing. Cut two pieces of fabric the length and width you want your case. I was putting needle punch floss and tools in it, so I made sure that was the width plus a couple of inches. To sew the slots for my floss, lay one piece of fabric flat and right side up. I cut a strip of elastic cording about an inch shorter than the width. Placing it along the center, pin in place. With a running backstitch, I went along and every 1/2 inch sewed it down. This secured it, but formed the loops to slide the threads and tools in.
I wanted a strip around the center which supported the button and button loop. On the second piece of fabric, place your strip along the center and sew in place. After sewing, I pulled the threads to get the fringy look.
Place the two pieces wrong sides together and stitch the outside edge. I serged mine, yet you could embellish the edge any way you wish. Sew your button on and make a button loop. Finished!
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