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Armchair Sewing Caddy
InstructionsI used a quilted fabric as the backing to give the caddy form; you can use any fabric as a top side. When adding the sand for the pincushion, I made an inside bag first and then sealed and inserted it, so there wouldn't be any leakage.
The top fabric is cut longer than the quilted bottom to allow for the extra fabric for the pincushion. The underside of the caddy has a felt bottom to ...
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Type of item: Functional
Style: Traditional, Eco-Friendly, Retro / Vintage
This is a copyrighted design. I made my own pattern. I used available fabrics, sand as filler for the pin portion, ruler print ribbon, decorative elastic for notion holder. I also used felt for the needle book.
What was your inspiration?
Functionality. I have another I made for myself and I use it every day ! I'd be lost without it. I thought other seamstresses would appreciate a caddy made with all the improvements I've discovered since I made the first one.
What are you most proud of?
This caddy has all the requirements I've found I needed during my 60 years of sewing. Like most seamstresses I want everything close at hand. It's also terrific for traveling; just fold it over and put in a shoebox or other container.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Use your imagination ! Think of other ways to use it (like a remote holder, pen and pencil holder) and make the caddy to suit your purposes. It can be a sewing caddy plus so much more. I like keeping my current pattern handy (in the large pocket) for all the handwork you end up doing when you leave your sewing machine.
I have photographs of the caddy in progress and will be adding them to my blog.