Jewellery is delicate and can easily tangle, so having the right type of storage is essential especially if you plan to transport your jewellery for a move or travel. There are several types of homemade jewellery cases to create for both sewers and non-sewers that serve two purposes -- storing jewellery at home and storing jewellery on the go by being able to fold and enclose your case for safe, compact storage.
No-Sew Folding Pouch
Create a no-sew folding pouch for holding one or a few pairs of earrings by using a wide wire-edged ribbon that can be found at craft stores. Cut a 7-inch piece of ribbon off the roll and fold both raw edges of the ribbon inward approximately 3/8 of an inch. Then fold the right end in toward the middle about 2 1/4-inch and fold the remaining left end over top of the right end to create a flap. Pinch the wire on each side of the pouch to seal the pouch closed.
Craft a jewellery roll that can easily lay on top of a dresser at home or fold up in your suitcase. To accomplish this, sew clean edges along a rectangular piece of fabric. Line the top long end of fabric with suede loops and sew the loops on. These will be used to hang necklaces. Fold up the bottom edge several inches and sew along the two sides to form one long pocket to hold earrings and rings. Fold or roll the case to fit in your suitcase.
A pocket caddie is similar to a jewellery roll except there are many small pockets throughout the caddie. To create, sew clean edges on a 21-inch by 31-inch rectangle of fabric. Then cut out three pieces of fabric that are each 21-inches long and 10-inches wide. Place the three pieces of fabric evenly on the main piece of fabric. Sew along the edges to attach the small pieces of fabric to the main piece. Then mark the length of the fabric in thirds with fabric chalk and sew along the two lines. This will create nine pockets. Roll or fold the caddie for travel.
See-through Pocket Caddy
If you want to be able to easily find your jewellery, use the same concept you used to create a pocket caddie, but instead of using fabric for the three small pieces of fabric used to create pockets, use clear vinyl. This will create a see-through pocket organiser that you will be able to roll or fold up for travel.
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