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40+ Gadgets & Goodies To Make For Crafters
Posted By Tipnut On November 26, 2010 @ 2:15 am In Crafty Ideas | 2 Comments
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!
Sewing Class Roll :
Keep project supplies organized and tote-able.
Craft Room Board :
A quilt bulletin board that’s perfect for the craft room.
Crafty Lazy Susan :
A Pottery Barn knockoff that you can make for just a few bucks.
Magnetic Pin Dish :
Turn a small pretty bowl into a handy magnetic pin dish.
Keychain Crochet Hook :
Keep a crochet hook handy at all times with this nifty idea.
Portable Ironing Table :
Handy little project if you travel a lot with sewing projects on-the-go or prefer a tabletop version.
Thread Catcher Tutorial :
Very handy for those who sew, especially with sergers!
Bluebirds Sewing Caddy :
Keep project tools and materials handy & organized with this sofa caddy.
Block Keeper :
Use this block keeper to keep quilt blocks and needlework pieces clean and organized until you need them.
Trim Boxes :
Made with cotton canvas and quilting cotton, holds packages of trims and notions nicely.
Hanging Pattern Organizer :
Great way to stash patterns if you don’t have the room for them.
DIY Pattern Weights :
Great for keeping pattern pieces in place, filled with bb pellets.
Covered Tape Measure :
Another lovely fabric covered tape measure to make.
Project Bag For Crafters : Nice & roomy with a drawstring closure and inner pockets.
Fifty Cent Weights : Nifty pattern weights made with scraps of fabric, flannel and filled with 50 pennies.
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.
Knitting Tote : A project bag with wooden handles and a cardboard insert at bottom. Free pdf pattern download.
Yo-Yo Pattern Weights : Fabric yo-yos are filled with scraps of batting and metal washers (for weight), embellished with a button.
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.
Pattern Boxes : Plastic storage bins are covered with old pattern tissue pieces and Mod Podge.
Cutting Mat Caddy : Tote your cutting mat to sewing or quilting class in style with this crafty project (or use it for storage).
Tabletop Ironing Pad :
Handy little ironing pad that doesn’t take up the room an ironing board does.
sewing Machine Mat : This is made with pre-quilted fabric and binding for the front pockets.
Needle Threaders : If you do any needlework, you know how handy these are! Supplies needed are beading wire, scrapbook papers, thin cardboard and more.
And there’s more!
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URLs in this post:
 Pretty Sewing Tray: http://www.stashbooksblog.com/2010/04/simple-abundance-sewing-tray/
 Sewing Class Roll: http://nicolemdesign.blogspot.com/2010/03/sewing-class-roll.html
 Dings Da Organizer (pdf): http://www.studiotantrum.com/instructions/dings_da6sm.pdf
 Craft Room Board: http://deckthehalls-christmas.blogspot.com/2009/09/quilt-bulletin-board.html
 Nifty Sock Sack: http://terryatkinson.typepad.com/atkinsondesigns/2009/06/sock-sack.html
 Crafty Lazy Susan: http://www.thecraftersfilebox.com/2009/11/diy-pbk-lazy-susan.html
 Clever Yarn Basket: http://www.marthastewart.com/268875/yarn-basket
 Magnetic Pin Dish: http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2010/07/magnetic-pin-dish-tutorial.html
 Sock Knitting Bag: http://knittingcontessa.blogspot.com/2007/12/knitting-contessas-haute-sock-knitting.html
 Keychain Crochet Hook: http://www.girlontherocks.com/knit/blog/2007/02/11/keychain-crochet-hook-a-tutorial/
 Sewing Machine Quilt: http://getyourcrafton.blogspot.com/2009/08/tutorial-sewing-machine-quilt.html
 Portable Ironing Table: http://www.patchworkposse.com/blog/2010/06/portable-ironing-table-tutorial/
 Iron Cozy Tutorial: http://luannkessi.blogspot.com/2010/03/iron-cozytutorial.html
 Thread Catcher Tutorial: http://hammerandthread.blogspot.com/2010/08/thread-catcher-tutorial.html
 Sewing Machine Mat: http://www.wardi.dk/2007/08/sewing-machine-mat-tutorial.html
 Bluebirds Sewing Caddy: http://creativeribbons.blogspot.com/2009/02/bluebirds-sewing-caddymy-gift-to-you.html
 Pattern Weights: http://www.fivegreenacres.com/2010/02/17/tools-of-the-trade-pattern-weights/
 Block Keeper: http://allthingsvintage-teresa.blogspot.com/2010/01/block-keeper-tutorial.html
 Simple Sewing Companion: http://www.popularpatchwork.com/news/article/simple-sewing-companion/210/
 Trim Boxes: http://allbuttonedup.typepad.com/all_buttoned_up/2007/01/more_power_to_t.html
 DIY DPN Project Holders: http://veganknitter.blogspot.com/2007/09/dpn-project-holder-tutorial.html
 Hanging Pattern Organizer: http://anniescupboard.blogspot.com/2008/10/free-pattern-cozy-wall-organizer.html
 DIY Craft Crate: http://www.womansday.com/home/craft-ideas/diy-sewing-or-craft-station-81104
 DIY Pattern Weights: http://southernmatriarch.blogspot.com/2009/03/pattern-weights-tutorial.html
 Customized Tape Measure: http://whipup.net/2006/03/09/customised-tape-measure/
 Covered Tape Measure: http://www.aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com/2008/07/covered-tape-measure-tutorial.html
 Car Craft Caddy: http://blog.makezine.com/craft/car_craft_caddy/
 Project Bag For Crafters: http://versusmag.blogspot.com/2011/04/knitting-bag-tutorial-with-guest-buffy.html
 Project Tote Bag: http://2littlehooligans.blogspot.com/2011/03/organizing-tote-basket-tutorial.html
 Fifty Cent Weights: http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2011/04/fifty-cent-weights.html
 DIY Craft Crate: http://mypatchwork.wordpress.com/2011/05/21/crate-cover-with-pockets-tutorial/
 Tangle-Proof Yarn Case: http://www.marthastewart.com/273457/tangle-proof-yarn-case
 DIY Ribbon Holder: http://kraftymum.blogspot.com/2009/10/ribbon-holder.html
 Knitting Tote: http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/knitting_tote/knitting_tote.html
 Circular Needle Hanging Row Counter Tutorial: http://heidibearscreative.blogspot.com/2010/03/row-counter-for-circular-needles.html
 Yo-Yo Pattern Weights: http://www.aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com/2011/07/pattern-weights.html
 Tailor’s Ham & Seam Roll Patterns: http://bombardone.com/sewingprincess/2011/01/tailors-ham-and-seam-roll-free-pattern/
 Yarn Wrapped Washer Weights: http://emmyloubeedoo.blogspot.com/2011/01/diy-pattern-weights-tutorial.html
 ribbon wrapped weights: http://www.igobykatie.com/2011/01/pattern-weights.html
 Thimble Pouch: http://sadanorris.blogspot.com/2010/08/busy-busy-opps-thimble-holder-tutorial.html
 New & Improved Seam Roll: http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17080/a-new-improved-seam-roll
 Vintage Sewing Box: http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/05/vintage-sewing-box-tutorial.html
 Pattern Boxes: http://www.simplesimonandco.com/2011/08/thrifted-thursdays-pattern-box-tutorial.html
 Diddy Bag: http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/diddy_bag/diddy_bag.html
 Cutting Mat Caddy: http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/11/cutting-mat-caddy.html
 Sewing Room Task Basket: http://www.sew4home.com/projects/storage-solutions/modas-half-moon-modern-sewing-room-task-basket
 Tabletop Ironing Pad: http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/2009/01/tabletop-ironing-pad-tutorial.html
 Stitch Clutch: http://www.craftleftovers.com/craft/stitch-clutch/
 sewing Machine Mat: http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/2012/02/free-sewing-machine-mat-tutorial.html
 Origami Lotus Project Bag: http://exchangingfire.wordpress.com/2010/08/05/the-origami-lotus-bag-tutorial/
 Needle Threaders: http://thistleandleaves.com/2012/10/15/diy-needle-threaders/
 Glue Gun Stand: http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/how-to-build-a-glue-gun-stand/index.html
 Sewing Machine Covers To Make: http://tipnut.com/sewing-machine-cover/
 60+ Pincushion Patterns & Tutorials: http://tipnut.com/22-free-pincushion-patterns/
 Free Patterns For Knitting Needle Cases, Rolls, Pouches & Organizers: http://tipnut.com/free-patterns-for-knitting-needle-rolls-pouches-organizers/
 Free Tutorials For Needle Books & Cases: http://tipnut.com/26-free-tutorials-for-needle-books-cases/
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