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About the designer

Hi! My name is Vikki Collumbine and I established my pattern business, SEW Useful Designs, in 2010. I enjoy designing pretty, useful and sometimes retro-flavoured items, and have had more than 20 ...

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Vintage Charm sewing caddy

from SEW Useful Designs
(10) Name: 'Embroidery : Vintage Charm sewing caddy
Vintage Charm sewing caddy Vintage Charm
Vintage Charm sewing caddy Inside the caddy
Vintage Charm sewing caddy Vintage Charm
Vintage Charm sewing caddy Embroidery panel

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic piecing and embroidery skills.

Pattern Description:

This retro-themed sewing caddy contains every compartment you need for making your embroidery projects portable. It sits comfortably over the arm of a chair when in use, and it's as simple as carrying it by the handle when you need to move on! Inspired by my love of vintage toy sewing machines, I hope you enjoy making this project as much as I enjoyed designing it for you.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 25cm x 19cm (9&3/4in x 7&1/2in) folded


  • 40cm (half yard) feature print, Fat quarter solid-green fabric, fat eighth cream berry print, fat eighth white quilters muslin, Pellon, Eight skeins of DMC stranded embroidery cotton in various shades, 18cm round doily, small amounts of white wool felt and toy stuffing, two vintage buttons

You Will Also Need:

  • Sewing machine, embroidery needle and scissors, rotary cutter, ruler and mat, stuffing tool or chopstick, iron and ironing board, pinking shears, fabric transfer pencil, general sewing supplies