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Travel Sewing Case Sew-Along

 Sew a travel case for hand sewing or embroidery

We have teamed up with European Quilting Supplies (EQS), and crafty superstar and author of multiple craft books Laura Strutt to bring you a travel sewing case sew-along.

During this 6 week sew-along you will create a zippered case which has storage pockets for your sewing tools  and a detachable notions holder which can easily be removed from the case. The outside of the case can be made using English paper piecing, patchwork or a single fabric. This travel case is ideal for taking your hand sewing projects out and about, or for carry supplies to classes or sewing groups. Below is a shot of the inside of the case.

Laura used the forthcoming Cat's Cradle collection from Michael Miller, it will be available in UK stores from September. 

Travel Sewing Case interior

We have set an easy to follow pace and everyone who posts a picture of their finished travel sewing case on social media will be entered into a draw to win some fab prizes from EQS. The gorgeous fabric and Mettler thread bundles shown below. 

Don't forget to use the #Travelsewingcasesewalong hashtag on your images so we can enter them into the draw, or you can post them onto our Facebook page.

How to Sign Up

Join our special Sew-Along mailing list here and you will be sent a supplies list, each time we post a new tutorial you will be sent the link by e-mail too.


The Sewing Directory Travel Sewing Case Sewalong

Everyone who posts a picture of their finished travel case on Twitter or Instagram using the #travelsewingcasesewalong hashtag or on our Facebook page by midnight 30th November will be entered into a draw to win one of four beautiful Mettler Autumnal Thread sets with 10 co-ordinating fat quarters of Michael Miller fabrics kindly provided by EQS Ltd.  

Do pop over to the EQS website and join their newsletter to preview upcoming fabric collections, find out industry news and more. 


What Do I Need?

You can download the materials list or it will be sent when you join our mailing list.  If you'd like to get a head start on the English paper piecing you will need to make 67 x 1 inch hexagons with your chosen fabrics. If you need a template for the papers and fabrics Love Patchwork & Quilting have some free ones here (you need 1 inch side for the papers and 1.25 inch sides for the fabric). 

Schedule - Dates extended by popular demand!!

18th September

Launch! The first post, focusing on making the outside of the case, can be found here. 


2nd October

The second post, focusing on creating the storage pockets can be found here. 


9th October

The third post, focusing on the zip and binding, can be found here.

16th October - 30th November

A chance for everyone to finish their sewing case and post photos to social media (using the #travelsewingcasesewalong hashtag) to enter our draw to win prizes from EQS. Midnight on the 30th November (GMT) is the final cut off for entering the prize draw.


1st December – Prize winners will be announced on this page on the 1st December.