Part of my New Year's resolution to stay organized this year includes a bit of sewing for my space. I needed a few organizers to hold tools and stuff in key areas to help keep junk from getting dropped on the floor, lost, and/or broken.
I found this tutorial for an Ironing Board Thread Catcher & Caddy from Sew4Home, which includes a caddy with pockets for tools on one side, and a thread catcher pouch on the other.
I made a long pin cushion (using the pattern for the pin cusion caddy below) to sit on top of the caddy, and the whole thing fits perfectly on the metal iron holder of the board.
I also used a tutorial at Sew4Home to re-cover my ironing boards, changing the design slightly to make the back of the board match my new caddy.
For sewing at the machine, I made this Pincushion/Tool Caddy from a tutorial over at Sew, Mama, Sew!. I love the pincushion in this tutorial, because it is large enough to hold lots of pins and stable enough that it isn't easily knocked off your work surface. This is the pattern I based the pincushion on for the ironing board.
I think I deviated from the pattern when it came to the actual thread catcher pouch, I cut mine the same way but used fusible fleece inside to give it more body, and skipped binding it at the top.
So far I really am loving having these organizers, not to mention that they ARE pretty bright and cheery. Now I only need to make a cover for my serger and one for my big industrial sewing machine for my sewing in the sewing room to be complete!
Oh, if you can recommend a great tutorial for a serger cover, or any other great organizing projects that would go great in a sewing room, please share them with us!