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Tool Roll

This tool roll is a great gift idea for any DIY loving dads this Father's Day. It's ideal for keeping all their favourite tools in one place - no excuse for any more lost screwdrivers!

What you will need:

  • Scissors

  • Pins

  • Needle

  • Thread

  • Ruler

  • Tape measure


  • 2 pieces Steampunk Cogs fabric by The Craft Cotton Company: 44cm x 34cm

  • 2 Steampunk Cogs fabric by The Craft Cotton Company: 50cm x 7cm (Or two pieces of ribbon)

  • 1 piece of Steampunk Clocks fabric by The Craft Cotton Company: 36cm x 44cm

  • 1 piece wadding: 43cm x 33cm

  • 1 piece wadding: 17cm x 43cm

First, cut out your fabrics and sew:

Cut out the fabric pieces needed.

Place the piece of 43cm x 33cm wadding onto the wrong-side of one of the 44cm x 34cm cog fabric pieces and pin.

Add quilted detail to the fabric. To do this, I used a ruler to mark out diagonal lines from the two bottom corners and I sewed over these lines, but you can add any detail you like.

Next, make the ties (if using ribbon, ignore this step):

Fold the 50cm x 7cm fabric strips in half sideways, placing right-sides together and pin. Sew along the bottom and down one of the sides, leaving the top unsewn.

Turn the right way around. Repeat to make the second one.

Now, make and attach the pocket:

Take the clocks fabric piece and lay the 17cm x 43cm wadding piece along the bottom of the fabric. Fold the clocks fabric over the wadding.

Place the 44cm x 35cm cogs fabric piece (without the quilted detail) right-side up and place the pocket along the bottom with the open seam at the bottom and pin.

Sew lines down the black clock fabric at varying distances apart to create sections for the tools.

Sew the fabrics together:

Take the quilted fabric piece and place right-side facing up. Place the two fabric tie strips on the left hand side half way down with their raw edge 1 cm hanging over the outside edge (so that the ties are tucked in between the fabrics).

Place the cog fabric, with the pocket attached, right-side facing down on top of the quilted fabric piece and pin to secure all components (make sure the loose ends of the ties are tucked in at this point or you will end up sewing them into the seam).

Sew around edges with a 1cm seam allowance, leaving a 10cm for turning.

Finally, close the seam:

Turn the right way and slip stitch close the seam.

© by Lesley Foster at Hook, Stitch, Sew for The Craft Cotton Company

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