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HotPatterns Bijoux Baby Jewelry Roll

September 21, 2011

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Wow! HotPatterns Bijoux Baby Jewelry Roll is just plain cool. I have long wanted a jewelry roll but have never found one worth the money at any of the big box stores. The fabric was never bold enough and the insides just didn't fit my needs. Boutique stores had a great selection but the prices were budget busting. I was floored when this pattern hit my inbox. I could not wait to get started and the hardest part was picking the fabric. I ended up going with a medium weight patterned linen (like the Timeless Treasures collection) and a textured medium weight home dec solid all pulled together with a light weight cotton in a tonal pattern. I was very pleased with the color play but more pleased with the finish project overall.

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#1) The ring holder is just NEAT-O! I love it and don't think I have seen anything like it. I also love the button closure because I am a big fan of buttons. I don't have many rings (Only the cocktail rings displayed here) but maybe I will get some more just to keep on my ring holder.

#2) I am also a big fan of colored zippers so I loved adding even more color by using different colored 7 in. zippers here. The pockets are very roomy and perfect for some of my bigger pieces (large hoop earring are no problem)

#3) Since I prefer 1/2 in. seams, that is what I used and when it came time to fit the lining to the exterior, I added opposing pleats to the center section of the lining. I use these pleats to keep my earring backings from disappearing. They are also good for general keeping stuff in place should you find the need to dress on the go (in the car, bus, subway or a quick change after class).

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The HotPatterns Bijoux Baby Jewelry Roll is a fast project and a GREAT gift idea for any of the ladies in your life. You could even swap the ribbon tie for a snap and expand the ring holder to fit watches and give it to the guys in your life as well. 

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I just made this beautiful Jewelry Roll. I'm not sure I did it right, but it turned out ok in the end. The instructions say the zippers and the ring roll have 3/4 inch seams. My inner piece was exactly 3/4 inch shorter than the lining and outer piece after it was all sewn together. I made the ring roll with 3/8 inch seams as that seemed more in keeping with the pattern piece, and it occurred to me that the zippers should probably have been sewn with 3/8 inch seams as well. Everything would have fit perfectly. I just cut the lining and outer piece down to fit so it worked just fine.

Anyway, I love it!
Thanks for the pattern!
Susie

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