A Homemade Christmas at SimplyVintagegirl.com


These sewing caddies are what I made six people last year for Christmas….of course I can’t show you what I am making this year. 🙂  So I chose this:


 I designed these (since all the patterns I found were not what I wanted) to set under a sewing machine and hang down in front off the table so everything you need for sewing is handy and right there.  They are designed to hold tape measures, scissors, needles, thread, marking pencils, and seam rippers–and they are even personalized!!




 Several pockets to hold your sewing notions:



The bias-tape gives it a neat and finished look:


You will need:

  • 1/2 yard of main fabric
  • 15 inches of fleece
  • one package of bias-tape and
  • a bit of contrasting fabric.


What to do:


Step 1:

Cut two 15″ X 15″ pieces of fabric, plus, one 15″ X 15″ piece of fleece.


Step 2:

Cut one 9″ X 15″ piece of contrasting piece of fabric.


Step 3:

Fold the contrasting piece in half, lengthwise, and baste right sides together on the sides and bottom close to the edge onto one of the 15″ X 15″ pieces (with the fleece piece behind it on the wrong side).


Step 4:

Sew pockets. (Scissor pocket is optional.) I sewed (from left to right) two 3-1/2 inch, one 2 inch, one 1-1/2 inch, one 3/4 inch, one 1-1/4 inch, and one 2-3/4 inch pockets.


Step 5:

Stich the name (of whoever it is going to belong to) 2 inches above the pockets.


Step 6:

Place and pin the back on, wrong sides together. Sew bias-tape on around all edges, making sure you catch in all of the raw edges.


Step 7:

Enjoy it, or wrap it


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A Homemade Christmas–Sewing Caddy

14 thoughts on “A Homemade Christmas–Sewing Caddy

  • November 17, 2009 at 9:36 am

    WoW!! That is so cool. Very nice. Thanks for the directions. I may have to make one for myself. 🙂 ~~ Bridgett ~~

  • November 17, 2009 at 9:46 am

    I think that's an absolutely brilliant idea. I'll have to make one sometime!

  • November 17, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Susannah, the recipients of such sweet gifts must have been very happy! Thank you for sharing how to make one, they sound very handy, indeed!

    Thank you for participating in A Homemade Christmas. I look forward to seeing what else you've made! 🙂


    Emily Rose

  • November 17, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Seven sisters, huh? That was always my dream growing up. ( I was the youngest until I got married and moved away) It was my dream when I got married…so far I have all alternates.

    But I love them anyway! 😉

    Lovely idea and beautifully sewn!

    Rebecca from http://www.zeahrenaissance.blogspot.com

  • November 17, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    I absolutely love mine, Susannah! I don't know how I ever did without it before! Thanks for my present : D

    Love your favorite oldest sister…

    …Jessica : )

  • November 17, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Wow!! It looks really great! Now I want to make one… Thanks for the directions!

  • November 19, 2009 at 8:21 am

    I love mine too :-). Except….it is from Jessica :-).

    It's handy having all those pockets…and I end up keeping alot of stuff in there besides my sewing notions, just as Jessica :-)!!



  • November 20, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    That's such a good idea, and so neat!! I might make one for myself.

    {emily sue}

  • June 28, 2010 at 5:25 am

    Wow what a wonderful idea…..I will try to make one this afternoon I think. I will post when I am through. Thanks for the tutorial.

    • June 28, 2010 at 4:37 pm

      Let us know when you post a picture! We’d love to see it 😀


  • September 3, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Thanks for the Wonderful Idea, My daughter is just starting to get into sewing ( she is ten) and this will actually make a perfect Christmas gift for her! What a neat idea 😀

  • October 9, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    I knew I wanted to make an organizer, so I googled patterns. While I do quilt, I’ve never sewn anything before. This was my first project. The directions were great and the pictures were very helpful. I finished it today. I learned a lot and was very grateful for a relatively simply pattern.




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