There was lots of traveling last year, and one thing I found that I really needed was a little catch-all for my jewelry, etc. I like my room organized so I don’t misplace things while I’m not in my element.
My last trip to Oslo I discovered Stoff & Stil fabric/craft store by my work office. Um HELLO!!! It was my home away from home. I picked up this beautiful thick felt (in gray of course) that was perfect for a little travel catch-all. Add a few sew-on snaps and you have lightweight collapsible organization!
- 3mm felt sheet (10” x 10”)
- 4 Black – Size 10, Sew-On Snaps
- Black (310) DMC Cotton Perle 5
- Embroidery needle
Cut your felt into a 10″ x 10″ square if you haven’t already.
Thread your needle with 2′ of thread and leave a few inches at the end. Now imagine a 2″ square on each corner of your felt…position a set of snaps like the diagram below. Don’t forget that one side the bump faces up, and the other the bump faces down.
With the snaps facing you, start at the top and thread the following pattern: in 1 / out 2 / in 3 / out 4 / in 5 / out 6.
Repeat step 3 following over the stitch, tying a double knot at the end to secure the thread. I know I know…it’s not the right way to sew on a sew-on snap. But I wanted the other side to look like a cute star with the contrasting thread so I’m breaking the rules. :)
Repeat on all remaining snaps.
Snap the corners together, making clean right corners. Now you’re ready to use your catch-all!