OK, I’ve sewn for the babies, the kids, the fashionable daughters and the cats, now it’s time to do a project for the spouse, who is VERY supportive of my hobbies.
The remnant is 7/8 yard of polyester vinyl–I would say canvas, because that’s what it feels like, but the label doesn’t say canvas. My DH asked for a tool roll, so he could get some woodworking measuring tools together and have handy for a project. I eyeballed the 7/8 yard and decided I wanted the backing to be about 22″ tall and 20″ wide. I cut off a 6″ by 20″ strip from the bottom, and then the side piece that was cut off was cut to be about 8″ by 20″. These two strips would form the tool pockets sewn onto the backing. The 8″ x 20″ strip would be sewn on the cross-grain.
I finger-pressed some hems along the sides and stitched them down.
I also added a tie, so that the whole thing can be folded, rolled up, and tied and carried to the work site.
I’ve had this ancient American Flag-patterned elastic band for eons; it really came in handy. American flags are one of his passions, and I thought that the brightness and boldness of this tool roll would stand out in the sometimes dank, saw-dusty, wood-chip laden, clutter of his shop.