Recently my friend Vanessa posted a fun tutorial for a binding kit. It looked like such a fun project with some really great features…so of course I jumped at the chance to participate in a sew-along with Vanessa, Fat Quarter Shop, and some other sewists!
The hardest part (as usual) was choosing fabric…in the end I decided
on some Fig Tree fabrics to go along with my “Sew Together” bag.
I have Strawberry Fields, Avalon, Somerset, and Aloha Girl fabrics in my stack…I love how they work together!
One of the first steps is to quilt your outer fabric piece. I used a wavy stitch, but the tutorial calls for a straight stitch so you can hide a couple of the stitching lines near the end of construction.
I cut out all of my pieces and was ready to go! The tutorial (find it here) was really great with good photos and explanations. I really didn’t change anything except to cut my binding strips at 2 ¼″ instead of the 2 ½″ suggested. I really do like a narrower binding, especially on smaller projects like this. I think I would even be happy with a 2″ binding for this little project.
When you unfold the kit you have room for binding clips, a couple of spools of Aurifil thread, scissors, and needles. And you have a pocket on the right which works for candy, small patterns or templates, or anything else you might need in your binding kit!
Vanessa’s method for installing the zipper is simple, and the binding clip section really is quite roomy. I like to use a lot of clips and was pleased that this pocket holds so many.
I really recommend this project if you’re looking for a stylish way to store binding supplies!
For more information, visit the Fat Quarter Shop blog which has more photos and a link to a video tutorial for sewing along!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
This is great!! I need to make one. Thanks for showing it.
Needled Mom says
Great idea. It turned out beautifully too.
I've seen this binding lit and it's on my list. Love how yours turned out … Fig Tree is just always a good idea:-)
It's gorgeous in your Fig Tree fabrics! Love everything about yours!
I have a lot of Fig Tree fabrics… and you have inspired me to make one of these Goody Goody Binding Bags for myself!
I read Vanessa's blog and bookmarked this project when she posted it. I won a Gooseberry layer cake from a Moda giveaway and thought I would make mine using that with some creative piecing, but now I am thinking American Jane prints may be the way to go. Maybe two binding bags are in my future. 🙂 Oh, and I started Vanessa's Lickety-Split quilt pattern this weekend — very fun!
Happy Cottage Quilter says
Rosemary B❤️ says
Yeah, really cute. Nice size to carry around in my big bag of clutter.
I just love it! You chose the perfect fabrics!
What a cute kit. I love your fabric choice.
Tracey Holzer says
Oh oh! After seeing this post, I don't think my four year old Ziploc sandwich bag will suffice any longer!!
Helen L says
I love your kit: I may need to make one! 🙂 And that Aloha fabric: I love it and have some coming my way soon. It makes your kit so pretty! Hugs, H