Here’s the situation: You love embroidery. So much so, that you’ve got what seems like a gazillion different embroidery colors lined up in your fabulous little craft room. You’ve got a functional home organization system set up, but your favorite crafty pal has invited you for an equally crafty session at her house next week and you have to pack up your array of beauties to bring them along. You can’t possibly throw them in a baggie… what if they get all tangled? The only logical solution would be to plan ahead and make your very own Embroidery-To-Go Bag!

This stylish and super handy travel case is the perfect way to beautifully and intelligently transport and display your prized threads. The brain-child of friends and sew-conspirators Sara Lawson (Sew Sweetness) and Rachael Gander (Imagine Gnats), this case is not just one of the newest projects on the site it’s also one of our current favorites.

So this is how it happened. Sara and Rachael talked. Rachael, an embroidery whiz with a handy background in graphic design, came up with the ‘thread + adorable little gal’ pattern. She sent the pattern to Sara, one of the #1 bag designers for Pellon Projects™, who then crafted the perfect travel case, complete with full zip-around, internal compartments and her very own rendition of Rachael’s embroidery pattern. Not gonna lie, I’m pretty impressed with the results!




Embroidery-To-Go Bag

Materials Needed
1/2 yard Exterior Fabric
1/2 yard Lining Fabric
One piece 7″ x 9″ Light Fabric (sample used Kona White)
1/3 yard Pellon® TP971F Thermolam® Plus
1 yard Pellon® SF101 Shape-Flex®
1/3 yard Pellon® 810 Tru Grid™
9″ square Pellon® 380 Soft-N-Stay™ (substitute heavier stabilizer for heavier fabric)
28″ zipper
Fabric Marker
Dressmaker Pencil/Wash-Away Fabric Marker
Embroidery Floss (see Rachael’s chart for colors)

Tools Needed
7″ Embroidery Hoop
Sewing Machine and related supplies

To download a free copy of the full instructions, please visit our website. And if you make your own, make sure to post a photo on our Facebook page!

**All images were pulled from the Pellon Projects™ tutorial and are courtesy of Sara Lawson & Rachael Gander.

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4 thoughts on “Embroidery-To-Go!

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    1. erin @ pellon Post author

      Hi Mary —

      It is indeed! Apologies — the blog post was published at a time when our old site was still active. We’ve since relaunched a new site and some of the links have not been updated. You can access the project here: I did just update the links on the original blog post as well.

      Thanks so much!
      Best Wishes,

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