Greetings. Here is a great tutorial on a quick and easy sewing machine caddy. If you are like me I love to quilt and sew but having to hunt for my scissors and other tools drives me crazy. With a sewing machine caddy all my tools are within arms length. These would make great gifts, bizarre sales, or Christmas gifts for your quilting and sewing friends. Enjoy, Robert from Nancy's Fabrics.
- 1 fat quarter for outer fabric
- 1 fat quarter for lining fabric
- Batting at least 20" by 24"
- Cutting Mat
- Rotary Cutter
- Seam Ripper
- Sewing Machine
1.) Press your fat quarters before starting your project.
2.) Square up your fat quarters and cut as needed. Finished size of fat quarters can range from 17.5" to 18" depending on how much it cut off to square up.
3.) Trim your batting to your fat quarter size.
4.) Place your fat quarters on top of your batting right sides together. Pin to hold layers together for sewing.
5.) Using a 1/4" seam sew around your stack. Leave opening for turning.
6.) Trim corners and turn.
7.) After turning press fabric square flat and close opening used for turning.
8.) Mark up 4" on the long sides(22"). Mark both sides 4" up from bottom. I used stick pins to mark my sides. This mark will be your fold line.
9.) Fold up at your marks and pin into place for sewing. You should now have approximately an 18" square.
10.) Stitch around your 18" square making sure to catch the edge of your fold up pocket.
11.) Now you need to mark your smaller pockets for sewing. Again I used stick pins to mark my sewing lines. Your pocket sizes will depend on the tools you use. I laid out the tools on the caddy then I marked my sewing lines.
12.) Your sewing machine caddy is now ready to hang and use.