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Tutorial: Travel Utensilo by Barbara of MermaidsHatbox
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This is a very simple sewing tutorial for a Travel Utensilo. It’s a perfect tutorial for a handmade gift. It is suitable for sewing beginners, and also for children who want to make their first steps at the sewing machine and would like to give something homemade.
A truly quickly to sew and super-practical gift is this travel utensilo. It can be folded small and fits in every suitcase and in every travel bag. Whether in a hotel, on a visit or for example in the hospital, your things like jewelery, glasses, climate change, cosmetics etc are stored on their own place.
For three different sized utensilos are required: 3 solid colored fabrics and a patterned fabric, sewing thread, fabric clips or pins, an iron.
1. The patterned fabric is cut: 1x20x20 cm 1x22x22 cm 1x24x24 cm 1. These squares are placed on the right to the right on the solid colored fabrics and cut out. The squares are clip together and sewn together with a seam of approx. 7mm, please let an opening of approx. 4 cm for turning on the other side.
2. At the corners, cut off a small triangle near the edge.
3. Turn the square. The corners nicely work out, which folds quite well with a thicker knitting needle, crochet hook, spoon pin, or similar.
4. Iron the seams, adjust the turning opening to match the overall seam.
5. The turning opening need not be closed further, that happens at a later time.
6. Now begin the Origami folding. The solid-color fabric will be inside the finished utensilo, the patterned is outside. The solid color fabric is below, the patterned fabric above. Now fold the fabric across the diagonal and iron over the pleat. Fold out, turn 90 degrees and fold again to the diagonal, iron. Unfolding this and see a cross along the diagonals.
7. The solid color fabric is again below. Now fold the corners towards the center. And iron.
8. To mark the ground turn the fabric so that the patterned bottom is now below. Fold the sides towards the middle and iron. When ironing, make sure that the pleats are not flattened again.
9. Now start folding. For this, the corners must be united and fixed with the fabric clips or pins. I always start with one corner, then the next until I have all four corners. Then I correct corner by corner until I have a straight edge down which hits the bottom.
10. Now sew around the upper edge, thereby also closes the turning opening. The utensil is now sewn. The threads can now be sewn or cut off.
11. The sides can now be folded. To get a sharp edge again, iron the whole thing in the folded condition.
If you like, embellish your work with buttons, beads, ribbons or anything you love!
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