- Canvas material
- Iron-on adhesive
- Sewing machine
- Measuring tape
Then fold the 10″ x 11″ piece in half.
Using a coordinating color canvas cut out a strip that is 1.5″ x 11″ to create a piece of binding. Fold it in half lengthwise and iron flat. Then fold the raw edges in toward the fold and iron it flat again. Place this binding along the folded edge of the shorter piece of canvas making sure the binding fold is on both the front and back sides of the red canvas. Pin in place and sew close to the edge to secure.
It should look like this.
Turn it inside out.
And iron it flat.
Fold it in half and pin it to the binded piece of fabric about a half inch below the binding. Make sure the raw edge is against the edge of the fabric.
Sew in place close to the edge. If you want to add an initial with iron-on adhesive now is the time to do it. Need help with iron-on adhesive? See this post.
I forgot to take pictures of this next part so please forgive me. You are now going to lay the piece of fabric with the binding on the right side of the larger 13″ x 11″ piece of fabric that you cut out earlier, lining the edges up with the bottom and sides. The larger piece of fabric is not to be folded at this time. The sides should line up perfectly since both pieces were cut 11″ wide. To create your pockets you will sew lines directly on top of your fabric with the binding, attaching it to the bottom piece fabric. I measured my pockets out first and drew them out with a fabric marker before sewing them. Once the pockets are complete you are going to take the top of the larger piece of fabric and fold it over top of the pockets, lining the edges up with the bottom and sides.
Flip it inside out, push out your corners so they are nice and sharp and iron it flat.
I then sewed all around the outside of my tool belt close to the edge to close the opening and give it an overall finished look. Cut one more piece out of your coordinating canvas 1.5″ x 45″. Create another piece of binding the same way you did the binding above. Folding it in half and ironing it flat then folding under the seams. Pin it to the top of the tool belt lining up the centers and making sure the fold goes on either side of the red fabric. Sew it close to the edge.
The finished products!
What little handy man doesn’t need a tool belt to make his job easier?
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