It was time to try another project and since I’m working on zippers I decided to try the jewelry roll. I figured if it turned out well this could be a nice gift project. I am exceptionally pleased with the fabrics/colors/ribbons I chose and think it is overall very nice looking.
When I make this again, though, I might change/improve a couple of things. First, I didn’t line up my pieces or the zipper or something quite correctly so that on one of the pockets when the zipper was closed there was still a little opening. Since you wouldn’t want your earrings to fall out I hand sewed that closed.
Also, I would not use as much interfacing as they called for next time as I think it made it a little too stiff (even though I used lightweight.) This was kind of an odd project for me to choose because I actually have a really nice jewelery roll Paul gave me for our anniversary a couple years ago (the “leather” anniversary) and don’t need another. But I was thinking that this would be nice for storing lots of different things when traveling-hair clips, bandaids, etc.
Now that I’ve got this down I also might make changes to suit my own needs more, such as smaller ring placket, or smaller overall size, or even a third pocket.
I’ve got a lot of sewing planned for the spring/summer. I finally bought a beautiful voile fabric that I want to make a top out of it, and some cool Ikea fabric that will be a top or skirt. I have a dress pattern that seems a little intimidating, but I am eager to try it. And then, yesterday I was directed to Fabritopia and simply had to buy a selection of beautiful things, projects for them to be determined at a later date.