I made this for my sister-in-law for her birthday in August, but we've only just met up to give her her presents so obviously couldn't post it until now as she might see it!
It's a pattern from my Cath Kidston Sew! book. I think it looks more complicated than it actually is, but it's quite a quick and enjoyable make.
She came over to see us one weekend and we were talking about fat quarters so I showed her a recent pack I'd got from Hobbycraft. She said she like the flamingoes so, of course, I had to make her something with that fabric!
I decided to make the inside a contrast colour but use the flamingoes again for the pockets and ring holder.
I attached the zip first. The top stitching is a bit wobbly as I had a problem moving the zipper out of the way of the foot. Otherwise it's not bad!
Then I finished the pocket edges, ironed the seam allowances inside and pinned them to the bottom of the inside piece.
I sewed and stuffed the ring holder and attached a press stud. I decided that the only thing this was missing was something to put hook earrings on so I added a bit of lace for that job.
Once the inside was put together all I had to do was sew it to the outside piece and put some bias binding all around the edge. I forgot to photo this part as I was too busy being nervous about sewing it and just had to get on and do it! I machine stitched the outside so it looked neat then hand stitched the inside. The curved corners are ok but the pointed corners are not great. I've since watched a couple of tutorials on how to do this better (should have done this beforehand!). I then attached the ribbon to tie it closed attaching it with a cute button on the front
Here are a few final photos of the finished jewellery roll.
I love it! I'm off to make one for me to take on holiday!