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Expanding Organizer Bag for Crafts and Sewing

A PDF sewing tutorial by QuiltessaNatalie

A digital sewing pattern for making this organizer bag, measuring 14" x 7" x 7", and boasts an impressive array of features designed to enhance your sewing and crafting experience. With a total of ten pockets and an integrated ironing pad inside, it's the ultimate organizer for your quilting or crafting tools and supplies, making it perfect for classes and retreats. The convenience factor is taken up a notch with a long detachable shoulder strap, allowing you to carry it effortlessly alongside your sewing machine, leaving your other hand free for your purse or other essentials.

What sets this bag apart is its versatility. A separating zipper enables you to fully open it and lay it flat, providing easy access to all your materials. Four pairs of snaps on each side ensure it maintains its box-shaped structure, can open flat on one side only, or lay completely flat, adapting to your needs. The interior is thoughtfully lined with aluminized coating fabric, doubling as an ironing pad for your small projects when using a miniature iron.

Inside the bag, organization is a breeze. An elastic band on the side of one of the pockets keeps your pencils and marking supplies within easy reach and neatly organized. Two additional pockets feature exterior mesh pockets, enhancing storage options. Moreover, a medium-long pocket is divided into two smaller ones, ideal for neatly storing spools, clips, and other small crafting essentials. Plus, there's ample space beneath the pockets to accommodate your 12" x 6" ruler and a small cutting mat. This bag truly elevates your crafting experience, offering both convenience and functionality in one compact package.

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