I wanted to share with you all my new handmade Jewelry Makers Tool Belt. I had a class assignment to remake something to be more individualized for my personal needs. I thought about all of the tool-belts out there and I wanted something comfortable, durable and fun to wear when I am teaching workshops, or when doing demos and selling my handcrafted jewelry at art fairs and music festivals. I haven’t used my sewing machine for anything more than hemming tablecloths in the last five years or so. I picked up a couple of old corduroy skirts from the local Vinney’s and got to planning my new tool apron.
I used an old apron as a pattern and measured all of the parts, then I made a few small scale drawings. I measured all of my tools and made individual pockets to fit each tool. It took a while, but I had more than enough fabric with two long skirts. I probably have enough left over to make another apron.