40+ Gadgets & Goodies To Make For Crafters

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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Comments

    • knitwych
    Reply

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

    • May
    Reply

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

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