By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.
My parents are taking a big cruise this summer to celebrate their 40th anniversary. I wanted to make my mom a gift that she could use on the cruise, but wouldn’t take up much precious luggage space. This valet tray is perfect because it will keep all her things from falling off the dresser or night stand, but will lay flat in her suitcase for travel. If your mom travels, this is the perfect DIY gift for her, too!
- 2 different patterns of fabric (one for the inside, one for the outside)
- Double Sided Heavy Interfacing
- Size 15 or 16 Snaps
- Marking Pencil
- Bias Tape
- Cut your 2 patterns of fabric and interfacing to 10” x 12”.
- Attach your interfacing to on the inside of both of your fabric following package instructions
- Sew the bias tape around the edge of your project by the method of your choosing. If you don’t know where to start, follow my Bias Tape Napkins (http://thinkcrafts.com/blog/2014/11/18/bias-tape-napkins/) tutorial.
- Measure 1.5” from the edge of the fabric and mark. Do this on all sides.
- Top stitch over the lines you drew in the previous step.
- Top stitch a diagonal seam from the corner of the box you stitched in the previous step to the edge of the project. Do this for all the corners.
- Place snaps in the corners of the project. Sew on or no sew snaps both work.
- Snap the snaps together to enjoy a valet tray!