How to make a Fabric Rotary Cutter Cover

How to make a Fabric Rotary Cutter Cover


hi and welcome toDarvanalee Designs Studio my name’s Nicole Reed and today we’re going to make this cute little
pouch for our rotary cutter for when we’re traveling so let’s get started
okay so today we need a few things you’re going to need some outer fabric
some lining fabric some fusible fleece and just some scrap shape flex 101 or
any other woven interfacing that you might use you’ll need some pins a rotary
cutter cutter and also some a quilting ruler okay so you knew for all the
cutting instructions you’ll need to head over to our blog which is linked up down
below and there you will find how to cut all your fabric out and your interfacing
so the first thing that we’re going to do is we will fuse all of our fusible
fleece to the exterior fabric okay so this is my exterior fabric and I’ve
already done that off-camera so I’ve got my fleece on there as you can see this
is my lining and it doesn’t need anything it’s fine like that because the
fleece is stable enough for both of them but you will need a little bit of shape
flex for your closure strap so basically I’ve just put a piece of shape flex 101
on it and then I have crested in half then taken those raw edges into the
center and then folded it on itself so now what we’re going to do is head over
to the sewing machine and with an eighth of an inch seam allowance you’re going
to actually stitch down the open side of your little tab okay so you can see
there I’ve just stitched nades of an inch seam allowance all the way down now
we can set that aside set your lining aside for the meantime and basically
what you’re going to do at one end of your exterior piece we’re going to just
round off the corners so I always have my pin cushions really good for this so
I just line it up like so and then I just get my friction pen
making sure that the corner here is lining up with the straightedge and this
as well and then I just take that corner off and then I move it over to this side
and do the same thing then I can grab my scissors or my rotary cutter whichever
you prefer to use and I can just trim that off just on the line I just trim it
and then the same for the other side and that’s going to create the top of our
little rotary cutter pouch so then what we do is we get our lining piece and we
align our exterior piece on top of that and we’re going to use that as the
template now and then I can just mark that out and then grab my scissors and
take those corners off okay so now what we’re going to do is we’re going to at
the take out exterior piece again we’re going to turn it around so we’ve got our
flat edge and then we’re going to measure one and a quarter down from that
straight edge and just make a mark and the same on the other side making your
mark again and then just join those two marks like so then you’re going to take
your little closure tape that we made earlier and you loose this edge here on
our line like so and then we will grab a couple of pins or wonder clips if you
prefer and I’m just going to pin that into place just like so now I’m going to
turn it back around again and then I’m going to get my lining piece and with
the right sides facing each other I’m going to align them up and on one side
I’m going to make a mark and this is where we’re not going to say
this is so we can turn it out okay so even if you’ve got to put a couple of
pins in there to remind you but we’ve made that mark now so we’ll be okay
we’ll be able to see that it’s there all right so then what you’re going to do is
you’re going to just then pin it in place all the way around making sure all
our raw edges are aligning okay so now that we’ve got that pinned we’re going
to start here using a quarter inch seam allowance we’re going to do a back
stitch we’re going to sew all the way around till we’ll get back to this pin
here and do a back stitch again remembering to use our quarter inch seam
allowance and as we come to the curves just to slow down and take it easy
okay so we’ve stitched that down we’ve left our little gap I’ve done a reverse
at the beginning and at the end so now what I want to do is just take out some
of the bulk out of these corners and I’m just going to clip these curves here but
I just like to use my pinking shears or you can just use your regular scissors
and just make little V marks it’ll just make it sit a little bit better so all I
do is making sure that I don’t clip into my stitches I just get my pinking shears
and I just go around that curve okay so now I’m ready to turn that in the right
way so I just go up to the curve to end just to keep my fingers in and I just
turn that through making sure that I aren’t turned my corners out really well
so are you poking our corners out alright so now I’m going to head over to
the ironing board and I’m just going to give that a really good press and I’m
going to tuck these in and press them as well pop a pin in there and then we’ll
be ready to do the final assembly okay so we have pressed that and now
we’re ready to turn it into our little rotary cutter pouch so the first thing
you want to do is flip it over so your lining is facing up and then you want to
fold the bottom end which is the square end
until your exposing around about six and a half inches give or take a little bit
so I just put my ruler beside it and I know that that’s roughly six that wallet
is six and a half inches it’s maybe a little bit shorter and I can set my
rotary cutter on there and I can see that my top part of my pouch is going to
come down and be able to be inserted into our little closure tab there so I’m
happy with how that’s looking and what I do is I just grab a couple of Clips
because it’s a little bit thick to pin through and just pin that on either side
and those little pins that I’ve got there are where we’re going to close up
our opening okay and at this point I can actually stick my rotary cutter in and
see that it is going to go in there nicely and I can see that my little flap
is going to fit under there nicely and everything’s going to be secured so now
that I know that that is going to work what I do is I go over to my sewing
machine and I basically top stitch it closed okay so to top stitch this I get
my machine and I elongate my stitch to a three millimeter and the default on my
machine is a 2.5 so whatever your default is you want to just go up a
couple of millimeters as I said I go up to a three millimeter on mine and then
I’m just going to basically I’m going to start here and I’m going to go down and
all the way around and come back here and just do a reverse here and here just
to give it that little bit more security using an eighth of an inch seam
allowance okay so you can see here we have top stitch that all the way around
and we’ve created our little pouch so now we can just pop our rotary cutter in
there all your scissors whichever you’re making it for and we can just slip that
underneath like so and now that is going to be nice and secure
for when we’re traveling and we don’t have to worry about our good scissors or
a rotary cutter getting damaged well thank you very much for joining me today
I really hope that you enjoyed making the
little rotary cutter pouch quick and easy and simple a great little gift idea
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