I’m participating in the Quilt Club Australia (FB group) Handmade swap. I’m a sucker for a swap, though you may already know that.
In this swap, we were to list our general likes and dislikes. For me, I think I wrote bright and bold fabrics. We also got to put down our 3 preferences out of a list of handmade items we’d like to receive.
I won’t tell you too much about what my partners likes and dislikes are because I don’t want to give too much away. It is a secret swap after all.
One item on her list was a sewing caddy, so I did a little google searching. I’ve never made a sewing caddy before and wasn’t sure exactly what type of caddy she wanted. There are so many options out there. Go and have a look.
In the end I decided to go with an arm chair sewing caddy. I used this great tutorial by During Quiet Time for the basics, but used some fabric squares instead of the strip pieced blocks for pockets.
The pockets are padded and quilted too – for extra strength
I did some random straight line quilting – which is about as far as my straight line quilting ability goes.
I love this little raccoon. And that dragon fly. Super cute fabric and I don’t even know what it’s called as I bought it in a scrap bundle from Hawthorne Threads. If you recognize this range, feel free to share with us.
I’m quite pleased with how my armrest sewing caddy turned out.
I need to make one of these for myself, so that I have somewhere to stick my needle (when I’m hand stitching) rather than on the arm of the couch.
I only forgot the needle was there - once. Okay, maybe it was twice.
Do you use an armchair sewing caddy or do you just use your armrest?