Beautiful Things Sewing Folder

This useful folder holds all your essential sewing supplies and the cover reminds you of your mission in life—to make beautiful things! Edged with mini piping, the inside of the folder has several places to keep supplies including a zippered pocket for odds and ends. Finished Size: 7” x 9” with ½” seam allowances



  • OESD Words of Wisdom by Tamara Kate #80133 design collection
  • OESD TearAway stabilizer
  • 505 temporary spray adhesive
  • OESD Fuse and Fleece
  • Fabric:
    • Front cover: Natural denim, 12” x 14”
    • Back cover: Natural denim, 9½” x 10½”
    • Piping: Quilting cotton bias strips - 1½” x 3 yards
    • Outer spine: Quilting cotton, 2½” x 10½”
    • Inside panel: Quilting cotton, 19” x 10½”
    • Inside pockets: Quilting cotton, 19” x 5”
    • Inside pocket lining: Quilting cotton, 19” x 5½”
    • Inside spine: Quilting cotton, 2” x 10½”
  • Zipper binding: 1½” x 7”
  • Isacord embroidery thread
  • Pin keeper: Felt, 5” x 3”
  • 5”-6” of rickrack trim
  • Twill tape: ½” x 4”
  • 7” zipper
  • 2 yards of 2mm cord for mini-piping
  • Assorted decorative buttons as desired
  • BERNINA Presser Feet:
    • Zipper Foot #4/4D
    • Open Embroidery Foot #20/20C/20D
    • Clear Appliqué Foot #23



Machine Embroidery

1. Fuse OESD Fuse and Fleece to the wrong side of the outer fabric pieces.

2. Using a fabric marker, draw a horizontal line and a vertical line to mark the center of the front fabric.

3. Layer 2 pieces of TearAway and place the fused denim fabric on top using temporary spray adhesive between the layers.

4. Hoop all three layers together, aligning the marked center of the fabric with the center of the hoop. Attach the hoop to the embroidery machine.

5. Select design #80133-25.

6. Stitch the selected design on the fabric.

7. When the stitching is complete, remove the hoop from the machine and then remove the excess stabilizer.

8. Trim the front to 8” x 10”, centering the design.

9. Round the corners of the front and back covers

Front Cover

1. Place front and back covers edge to edge at the spine; zigzag together.

2. Fold the long edges of the outer spine fabric under ½” and press.

3. Center the outer spine over the zigzagged seam; edgestitch.

4. Stitch desired buttons on the front cover.

Mini Piping

1. Attach Clear Appliqué Foot #23 to the machine.

2. Piece the bias strips to make one strip, 2 yards long. The remaining strips will be used for ties.

3. Wrap the bias strip around the 2mm cording and position it under the foot with the cord under the center of the foot.

4. Adjust the needle position to stitch next to, but not into, the cord.

5. Position the covered cord along the outer edges of the cover.

6. Stitch the piping to the cover, clipping the seam allowances of the piping to shape it around the curves.

Inside Panel and Pockets

1. Place the pocket and lining fabrics right side together (lower edges will not match). Stitch along the upper edge using a ¼” seam allowance.

2. Turn to the right side and press, matching the lower raw edges. This forms a faux binding along the upper edge.

3. Place the zipper behind the bound edge on the left-hand side of the pocket panel. Topstitch in place using a zipper foot.

4. Place the pocket on the inside panel with the lower and side edges matching. Baste along the edges.

5. Fold the zipper binding in half and press. Position it on the exposed zipper tape with the fold at the bottom and stitch it to the tape, through the panel.

6. Press the strip up to cover the zipper tape and edgestitch in place.

7. On the right-hand side of the pocket panel, stitch 2-3 vertical lines as desired for pocket separations.

8. Place the inside spine fabric down the center of the panel, covering the end of the zipper. Edgestitch in place.

Pin Keeper/Twill Tape

1. Position the felt on the inside left panel as shown in the photo on the previous page.

2. Place the rickrack trim along the upper edge of the felt and stitch it in place, securing the felt in the process.

3. Position the twill tape on the inside right panel as shown in the photo.

4. Stitch a button on each end of the tape to hold it in place.


1. Cut 2 bias strip pieces, about 9”-10” each. Fold the edges in to meet in the middle and then fold again; press.

2. Position one tie at the center front and back with the raw edges even with the edges of the cover.

3. Place the cover and the inside panel right sides together. Adjust the needle one step closer to the cord.

4. Stitch around the edges of the cover, leaving a 4” opening along the lower edge for turning.

5. Clip notches into the curved corners; turn the cover to the right side.

6. Topstitch on the cover next to the piping, closing the opening in the process.

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