40+ Gadgets & Goodies To Make For Crafters

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Many of these will make great gifts for your favorite crafter…and for yourself too ;). Plenty of new goodies in this collection along with previous Tipnut features moved here to one handy page. Have fun!

stashbooksblog.com

stashbooksblog.com

Pretty Sewing Tray:
A tray to keep sewing supplies handy and organized.

Sewing Class Roll:
Keep project supplies organized and tote-able.

nicolemdesign.blogspot.com

nicolemdesign.blogspot.com

studiotantrum.com

studiotantrum.com

Dings Da Organizer (pdf):
Clever bag to organize projects (or whatever else you like).

Craft Room Board:
A quilt bulletin board that’s perfect for the craft room.

deckthehalls-christmas.blogspot.com

deckthehalls-christmas.blogspot.com

terryatkinson.typepad.com

terryatkinson.typepad.com

Nifty Sock Sack:
A sweet little sack to hold sock knitting projects that are in progress.

Crafty Lazy Susan:
A Pottery Barn knockoff that you can make for just a few bucks.

thecraftersfilebox.com

thecraftersfilebox.com

marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

Clever Yarn Basket:
Keep yarn and craft projects organized with this basket made with wool and wooden yardsticks.

Magnetic Pin Dish:
Turn a small pretty bowl into a handy magnetic pin dish.

diaryofaquilter.com

diaryofaquilter.com

knittingcontessa.blogspot.com

knittingcontessa.blogspot.com

Sock Knitting Bag:
Lovely bag for holding on-the-go sock knitting projects.

Keychain Crochet Hook:
Keep a crochet hook handy at all times with this nifty idea.

girlontherocks.com

girlontherocks.com

getyourcrafton.blogspot.com

getyourcrafton.blogspot.com

Sewing Machine Quilt:
A quilt with pockets for your sewing machine to rest on.

Portable Ironing Table:
Handy little project if you travel a lot with sewing projects on-the-go or prefer a tabletop version.

patchworkposse.com

patchworkposse.com

luannkessi.blogspot.com

luannkessi.blogspot.com

Iron Cozy Tutorial:
Great for toting an iron to quilting class.

Thread Catcher Tutorial:
Very handy for those who sew, especially with sergers!

hammerandthread.blogspot.com

hammerandthread.blogspot.com

wardi.dk

wardi.dk

Sewing Machine Mat:
Sew a sweet little mat for your sewing machine to rest on.

Bluebirds Sewing Caddy:
Keep project tools and materials handy & organized with this sofa caddy.

creativeribbons.blogspot.com

creativeribbons.blogspot.com

fivegreenacres.wordpress.com

fivegreenacres.wordpress.com

Pattern Weights:
Pretty pyramid shaped bean bags perfect to use as pattern weights.

Block Keeper:
Use this block keeper to keep quilt blocks and needlework pieces clean and organized until you need them.

allthingsvintage-teresa.blogspot.com

allthingsvintage-teresa.blogspot.com

popularpatchwork.com

popularpatchwork.com

Simple Sewing Companion:
A nice little case and scissor pouch to keep your needlework tools organized.

Trim Boxes:
Made with cotton canvas and quilting cotton, holds packages of trims and notions nicely.

allbuttonedup.typepad.com

allbuttonedup.typepad.com

veganknitter.blogspot.com

veganknitter.blogspot.com

DIY DPN Project Holders:
These point protectors hold a project safely on the needles while keeping your needles from punching through your bag.

Hanging Pattern Organizer:
Great way to stash patterns if you don’t have the room for them.

anniescupboard.blogspot.com

anniescupboard.blogspot.com

womansday.com

womansday.com

DIY Craft Crate:
Handy organizer for spools of ribbon, craft tins & more.

DIY Pattern Weights:
Great for keeping pattern pieces in place, filled with bb pellets.

southernmatriarch.blogspot.com

southernmatriarch.blogspot.com

whipup.net

whipup.net

Customized Tape Measure:
Pretty up a sewing tape measure with fabric yo-yos.

Covered Tape Measure:
Another lovely fabric covered tape measure to make.

spoonfullofsugargirls.blogspot.com

spoonfullofsugargirls.blogspot.com

craftzine.com

craftzine.com

Car Craft Caddy:
Everything is pocketed or zips up securely so you can tote craft supplies safely.

Project Bag For Crafters: Nice & roomy with a drawstring closure and inner pockets.

versusmag.blogspot.com

versusmag.blogspot.com

2littlehooligans.blogspot.com

2littlehooligans.blogspot.com

Project Tote Bag: Nice! Lots of room and lots of pockets to hold balls of yarn, patterns, knitting or crochet needles and other crafty gadgets.

Fifty Cent Weights: Nifty pattern weights made with scraps of fabric, flannel and filled with 50 pennies.

ohfransson.com

ohfransson.com

mypatchwork.wordpress.com

mypatchwork.wordpress.com

DIY Craft Crate: Sew a slipcover for a plastic crate that has plenty of outer pockets (for knitting needles, gadgets, etc.) and then store balls of yarn and crafty bits inside the crate.

Tangle-Proof Yarn Case: Paint old cookie tins with enamel paint then attach a grommet to the center (of lid) for the yarn to thread through.

marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

kraftymum.blogspot.com

kraftymum.blogspot.com

DIY Ribbon Holder:
Made with empty food canisters and decorated with scrapbook paper.

Knitting Tote: A project bag with wooden handles and a cardboard insert at bottom. Free pdf pattern download.

berroco.com

berroco.com

heidibearscreative.blogspot.com

heidibearscreative.blogspot.com

Circular Needle Hanging Row Counter Tutorial: Made with beads, bead caps, bead pins, clasps, charms, bezels and a row counter.

Yo-Yo Pattern Weights: Fabric yo-yos are filled with scraps of batting and metal washers (for weight), embellished with a button.

aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com

aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com

bombardone.com

bombardone.com

Tailor’s Ham & Seam Roll Patterns: Make your own tools to help with pressing and ironing (free pdf downloads).

Yarn Wrapped Washer Weights: Wrap washers in yarn, ribbon or fabric strips to make pattern weights. Also see this example of ribbon wrapped weights.

emmyloubeedoo.blogspot.com

emmyloubeedoo.blogspot.com

sadanorris.blogspot.com

sadanorris.blogspot.com

Thimble Pouch: A plastic lid (from a margarine, yogurt or other container) is cut then covered with fabric, ribbon & beads added for strap (optional).

New & Improved Seam Roll: A piece of oak railing is covered with muslin (for smooth fabrics) or wool flannel (for wools) and stitched together with carpet thread. A ring is attached on one end for hanging.

threadsmagazine.com

threadsmagazine.com

shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com

shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com

Vintage Sewing Box: A paper mache box is painted, mini wooden knobs glued to the base and then topped with a vintage graphic (free download) and lace trim.

Pattern Boxes: Plastic storage bins are covered with old pattern tissue pieces and Mod Podge.

simplesimonandco.com

simplesimonandco.com

berroco.com

berroco.com

Diddy Bag: A crochet and felted bucket to hold yarn and needles, pattern via free pdf download.

Cutting Mat Caddy: Tote your cutting mat to sewing or quilting class in style with this crafty project (or use it for storage).

modabakeshop.com

modabakeshop.com

sew4home.com

sew4home.com

Sewing Room Task Basket: Nice and roomy with a 51″ circumference and 10″ deep. Made with patterned fabric (for outer), heavyweight fabric (for the lining), heavyweight fusible interfacing and piping.

Tabletop Ironing Pad:
Handy little ironing pad that doesn’t take up the room an ironing board does.

littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com

littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com

craftleftovers.com

craftleftovers.com

Stitch Clutch: Make a quilted zipped pouch to hold scissors and assorted supplies. Tutorial available via free pdf download.

sewing Machine Mat: This is made with pre-quilted fabric and binding for the front pockets.

katiesquiltingcorner.com

katiesquiltingcorner.com

exchangingfire.wordpress.com

exchangingfire.wordpress.com

Origami Lotus Project Bag: Drawstring closure, will have a 12″ wide flat bottom when done but you can easily adjust size up or down if desired (just use larger/smaller pieces of material).

Needle Threaders: If you do any needlework, you know how handy these are! Supplies needed are beading wire, scrapbook papers, thin cardboard and more.

thistleandleaves.com

thistleandleaves.com

diynetwork.com

diynetwork.com

Glue Gun Stand: This simple stand will catch any dripping glue, basic woodworking skills (Easy).

And there’s more!

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Published: November 26, 2010
Updated: January 8, 2013

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2 Comments to “40+ Gadgets & Goodies To Make For Crafters”
  1. knitwych says:

    Wow – what a great list of crafty stuff! You’ve given me several ideas for Xmas presents. Thanks a million!

  2. May says:

    Such a wonderful site!! Cant wait to get started
    Thank’s


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