March 2020
March 2020

Sewing Pattern

Travel Wallet and Car Tidy

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Cars become messy so quickly, but with this handy set you can keep your essentials stored safely. Featuring a wallet to keep maps plus a car tidy to store all your bits and pieces, these makes are an ideal Father’s Day present. We’ve used Liberty print Tana Lawn combined with traditional tweed and bright binding to create this classic set.

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Essentials
  1. **Make a map wallet**
  2. Fabric: Liberty Tana Lawn, blue print, 30cm x 45cm; green print, 15cm x 20cm; tweed, lightweight, 30cm x 45cm
  3. Fusible webbing, 30cm x 60cm
  4. Tape, cotton, cream, 15mm wide, 30cm
  5. Bias binding, orange, 3cm wide, 1m
  6. Jam jar, circular
  7. Chalk pencil
  1. **Stitch a car tidy**
  2. Fabric: Liberty Tana Lawn, blue print, 30cm x 70cm; tweed, lightweight, 30cm x 70cm
  3. Fusible webbing, 25cm x 50cm
  4. Interfacing, iron-on, medium weight, 20cm x 35cm
  5. Zip, 20cm
  6. Press stud, large
  7. Button, leather, large
  8. Bias binding, 3cm wide, 120cm
  9. Jam jar, circular
Dimensions List
  1. **Make a map wallet**
  2. Map wallet: 14.5cm x 26.5cm
  3. **Stitch a car tidy**
  4. Car tidy: 16cm x 19cm

Make a map wallet

    1. Download the reversed UK template. Print and transfer the outline to the paper side of fusible webbing. Cut it out roughly and iron onto the wrong side of a green piece of Tana Lawn.

    2. Cut the shapes out neatly and iron them to a 30cm x 45cm piece of tweed, so that Norfolk lies 5cm in from the right-hand short edge. Using contrasting sewing thread, machine or hand stitch all the way around both islands with blanket or zig zag stitch.

    3. Iron a 30cm x 45cm rectangle of fusible webbing onto the wrong side of blue Tana Lawn the same size. Peel off the backing paper and iron the adhesive side onto the back of the tweed.

    4. Trim the double-sided fabric down to 26cm x 40cm, making sure that Norfolk is now 2cm in from the edge. Create the curves on the flap by placing a jam jar lid in each top corner in turn and draw around the edge with a chalk pencil. Cut along these lines.

    5. Neaten the straight bottom edge with cotton tape, then fold up a 14cm turning to make the pocket. Tack then machine stitch the side edges together 3mm from the edge. Bind the side and top edges with bright bias binding, tucking the ends under at the bottom corners.

Stitch a car tidy

    1. To make the cover cut an 18cm x 20cm rectangle of tweed and applique the UK outline to it, using the template as before. Cut a 10cm x 20cm strip of Tana Lawn and a 12cm x 20cm strip of tweed. Join the Tana Lawn and then the tweed to the left edge of the applique with 1cm seams. Press the seams open.

    2. Iron a layer of fusible webbing to the wrong side and trim down to 18cm x 30cm and round off the corners as in step 4 of the map wallet. Cut a 20cm x 35cm rectangle of Tana Lawn for the inner lining and reinforce it with iron-on interfacing.

    3. For the zip pocket you will need a 4cm x 20cm and a 10cm x 20cm strip of tweed. Using a zipper foot, machine stitch one strip to each side of the zip. Press under a 1cm turning at the long edge furthest from the zip.

    4. The slip pocket is a 12cm x 20cm rectangle of tweed. Bind one long edge with bias binding for the opening. To make the pen pocket, cut a 5cm x 30cm strip of Tana Lawn and fold in half lengthways.

    5. Tack the pen pocket to the centre of the lining, matching up the bottom edges. With right sides facing, pin and tack the raw edge of the slip pocket along the right-hand edge of the pen pocket. Machine stitch down then fold back the pocket so the bound edge lies close to the right-hand side. Tack down the side edges.

    6. With right sides facing, pin the fastening end of the zip pocket to the lining, 4cm in from the left edge. Machine stitch down, then fold the pocket back to the centre. Sew the folded edge so that it overlaps the pen pocket.

    7. Peel the fusible webbing paper from the cover and press it centrally onto the wrong side of the completed lining. Trim the lining to the same size and shape as for the tweed. Enclose the edges with bias binding. Sew one half of a press stud to each inside edge and add a button to the right side for decoration.

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