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So, I will be upfront about this… I don’t have many, er…any?… process pictures. I wasn’t sure how this was going to turn out and there was a point where I about gave up on it. But, it worked out. And not only that, it turned out even better than I imagined. At one point, my husband asked me if I was actually going to use it afterward and I admitted I wasn’t sure. But that baby is still securely fastened to my machine and I don’t plan to take her down any time soon. Also… sorry my seams and things aren’t very pretty… or in coordinating thread. I was trying to hurry, I was frustrated, and my thread box was lost. So, you still with me? Awesome. Let’s get started on this sewing caddy.
- pocket for scissors
- pocket for seam ripper
- pocket for chalk
- pocket for measuring tape
- pin cushion
- thread catcher basket ?
– I cut out my pockets: one for the scissors and one for my seam ripper, chalk and measuring tape. I sewed seams on the second pocket to make the three pockets later on. Then I cut a pocket for the pin cushion. Hem the edges of all the pockets.
– Flip the caddy right side out and iron down all the seams. Stitch the hole you flipped the caddy through closed.
– Stuff all the goodies and supplies you can manage into your caddy and get to sewing some more fun things!
I didn’t make the thread catcher on this because my initial though was to have it hang below the sewing machine over the edge of the table. But I often end up sewing here:
Yes, just like that. On the floor. All hunched over… I’ll probably look like Quasimodo some day from such terrible posture. And the thread catcher hanging over the edge of the table – uh… what table?! – wasn’t terribly plausible in my case. I haven’t decided if I want to make a separate one all together or one that detaches from the caddy… any thoughts?
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