I FINALLY finished this little pretty over the weekend! It’s the Hold Everything Case pattern from Patterns by Annie (the genius behind Soft & Stable). This is the first pattern I’ve sewn of Annie’s, and will not be my last! This is a great little case.
I purchased the paper pattern which included a nice sheet of images of the case, a list of materials and other suggestions as well as a directions sheet. It is important to note that if you are using a specific type of print, allow more so everything is traveling in the right direction. Originally I planned to use this cute Simplicity sewing fabric, but realizing I was short a few important inches, I went with a Studio E favorite of mine and a mystery floral print I found in my stash.
All main pieces are quilted before assembly using Soft & Stable. I added a little SF101 to the handle as well. I guess you could technically omit the quilting, but I wouldn’t recommend it. It’s so much easier to put together with it quilted.
Lots of handmade bias tape is used in this pattern. I struggle with bias tape of any size so this was by far the hardest part of the pattern for me. What I ended up doing is sewing the binding on, then hand stitch it closed. Turned out great!
I often customize patterns to fit my needs and client wishes, so changing this pattern to suit the specific project I had it mind was a given. The ends of each pocket were designed to have velcro on it to attach to the main center of the bag. I left out the velcro and left the ends with a simple binding to attach.
My Hold Everything case is going to be used to store all my supplies for my La Passacaglia Quilt. Roomy zippered pouches will hold my plastic templates, scissors, glue refills and all those tiny paper pieces. And with the removal of the velcro and the way I stitched the pockets in I had a nice amount of space in the middle to create a slip-in pocket for my tiny rotary cutter!
This pattern is not for the beginning sewist. Experience in zipper installs, bias binding and sewing vinyl is a must. My only issue with this pattern was the lack of *visuals* for the steps. There are a few pics here and there, but for a visual learner like me It took me a bit longer to get through the pattern. That’s just my learning style.
Now that I have my first Annie pattern done I need to pencil in a date to watch and work on her Craftsy Class! Have you taken it? What did you think?
You can purchase the pattern at byAnnie.com.