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Art Case

These are sewing instructions for an art case made from double sided quilted fabric. It
is large enough to hold 12 colored pencils and 2 coloring books/pads of paper and even
a little treat in the flap pocket. Supplemental pattern pieces can be found on
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Pattern pieces:
Main piece – rectangle measuring 12 1/2” x 38“
Handles (cut 2) 12 1/2” x 3”
Pocket (cut 1 from provided pattern)
Pocket Flap (cut 1 from provided pattern)

Supplies:

1/2 yd double-sided quilted fabric (you might be able to get by with less if you are really
careful at pattern placement, cutting and if your fabric store cuts really straight).

1 1/2” of 1” Velcro

1 package of coordinating 1/4” double fold bias tape.

Art Case Marking lines on the rectangular piece.

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1. Bind each end short end of the large 2. Serge or otherwise finish edges of
rectangular piece, the curved side of the pocket and long edges or rectangular
pocket flap and the top edge of the piece.
pocket with 1/4” bias tape.

3. Fold back 4 1/2” and sew channels 4. Fold and iron 1/4” on non-bound
1” apart starting 1 1/4” from the edge. edges of pocket. Topstitch into place.

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5. Attach flap above pocket using 1/4”
seam.
6. Fold flap over and topstitch 1/4” away
from edge.

7. Fold each strap piece in half lengthwise. 8. Attach straps using 1/4” seam.
Fold in 1/4” on each long raw edge of strap.
Topstitch on the edge to close strap. (You
could try to sew right sides together, but the
thickness makes it hard to turn).

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10. With right sides together, fold each
9. Flip straps and topstitch 1/4” from edge. side in to make large pockets (follow
measurements from sketch on page 1). Sew
1/4” seam. Flip and press.
(sorry, I did not take a good picture of this
step).

11. Cut 1 1/2” piece of Velcro. Sew one


piece in the middle of each side of case at
“X” mark from Diagram.

Fill and enjoy!

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