Handmade Gifts: Sewing Tool Organizer

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Happy Thursday! Today I have another handmade gift to share, this time a sewing tool organizer!

This is the fifth tool organizer I've made with the #10 Caddy Pattern* by Sew Can She. It's a fun project that comes together quickly, and is really handy. It gets it's shape from a #10 aluminum can, which is 7" tall and about 6" in diameter. They can sometimes be hard to find at regular grocery stores, you'll probably be more like to find them bigger grocery stores or warehouse chains like Costco.

See my other organizers made from this pattern: Halloween + Constellations organizers, Patchwork + Sheep organizers.

I made this particular organizer for my friend Jacey! She loves Leah Duncan's fabrics, so I started off by pulling this beautiful print of hers. The color is just so pretty, and I knew it would show off nicely along the top half of the organizer. From there I pulled matching blenders from my stash. Fabric collections top to bottom: Lore*, Around the Block*, Whisper Palette*, Carkai*.

Picking the fabrics and the cutting/interfacing definitely took longer than the actual construction. I've made enough of these now that they really come together quick! I think I put it together in an afternoon. I added a circle of felt to the inside to finish it off, with a little hot glue to keep it in place.

I love how the little animals in the main print peek out from the pockets, so cute! These little organizers hold a lot, and are really handy for keeping your tools within reach. Plus you can fit all kinds of things in the main center compartment.

I use mine most when I am traveling, when I bring my machine downstairs or on the back deck. Plus, they're really fun to make and don't take a lot of fabric!

Find the pattern here: #10 Caddy Pattern* by Sew Can She.

Happy Sewing!

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  1. Someone made me an organizer similar to this, and they put it on a lazy susan so that it spins easily--I love it!

  2. Your tool organizer is just darling -- your friend is lucky to have you!


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