Since I have recently upgraded my crochet tools with two new sets, a set of bamboo hooks and a set of Clover Soft Touch hooks (both bought via eBay), I thought that they deserved a nice new hook roll all of their own!
I think that the outer fabric is by Michael Miller (but I could be wrong); the binding is some of the many metres I made with fabric from Spotlight.
The interior fabrics are a mixture of Alexander Henry’s Birdseed fabric, Moda’s Summer in the City stripe, and the Spotlight floral. I used a layer of Pellon fusible wadding inbetween the lining and outer fabric. The roll is based on this tutorial.
I learned a big lesson while making this roll – listen to my instincts. I made a one to two hour sewing project into a five hour one. Voice inside my head says to apply the binding by hand. I ignored it and tried to apply the binding by just wrapping it around the edges, then machine sewing it into place. Disastrous – wonky sewing that didn’t catch the binding on both sides. Time to unpick, stitch by stitch. Second try – sewed the binding to the outside by machine. That went fine. Then while ignoring the voice inside my head that says to apply the binding by hand I wrapped the binding around to the inside and pinned it all into place to machine sew it down. Finished result – wonky stitching once again that wasn’t all stitched in the ditch on the other side. Time to unpick, stitch by stitch. Sit down, watch a movie, and handsew the binding into place. Much, much better. Don’t ignore the nagging voice.