Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sewing for the Sewing Room

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.

Ironing Board Caddy

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.

Ironing Board Caddy

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.

Ironing Board Caddy

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!


Jodi Bonjour said...

I want to move in. :)

Donna said...

Bright, beautiful, happy!

Val said...

You have been a busy bee!! Love your projects!!!

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Thanks Val and Donna! Jodi, if only we lived closer to each other - I love having company when I'm sewing!

FlyAwayHome said...

I love this! Very cute.

stampmeup said...

Here's a tute for a serger cover:

Mary Decker said...

I love what you created!

stamp up, thanks for the link!

Solonge Gary said...

I made a cover for my Viking from a free pattern I found on the Web. It's been awhile so I don't remember where. I just Googled free sewing machine cover. I had to adjust the measurements since my machine is larger. I basically used the pattern for assembly steps. I made mine from a pretty pre-quilted fabric I bought at JoAnns and used purchased bias tape to bind.

GoofingOff said...

I love it. It came out great. I think I need one, too.