Sewing caddies are great for keeping tools organized and at your fingertips, they can rest underneath a sewing/serger machine or sit within easy reach on an armrest while you’re doing some handiwork in the sitting room.
Here are several different projects that I’ve researched and found to be the best available online, with an assortment of different sizes & uses.
I’ve also tucked in a few thread catcher tutorials at the bottom since I find them so useful. You’ll likely want a couple: one for the craft room & one for armchair work..all are free of course!
Some of these projects have been previously featured on Tipnut and moved here for better organization.
Note: Some of the designs are very similar to each other but I hope you’ll still find them worthwhile to check out. I’ve included them to give you a choice for directions to follow plus they may also have slightly different feature tweaks that aren’t noticeable at first glance.
I hope you find what you’re looking for in this bunch of goodies!
Quilted w/Binding: This one starts off with a yard of quilted fabric (that you quilt or buy) then finished off with binding.
Multi-Mini Pouches: This one includes pockets of all sizes, including wee ones at the front that would hold a machine footer or accessory perfectly!
For Armchair: Drapes over the side of a chair or couch holding all the small tools you need plus a big open catcher to stash the assorted bits & fabric.
With Detachable Pincushion: Neat feature is a thick bobby pin on the back of the pincushion so it can be clipped on your shirt, pants waist, wherever works best!
Simple & Functional: Features lots of space to hold sewing tools.
Bluebirds: Nicely done with some embroidery work (bluebirds pattern available for free).
Non-Slip Organizing Pad: The pocket sizes are customizable and the catcher is detachable which makes it easy to pull off and empty.
Canvas or Painter’s Drop Cloth: A sturdier material that’s backed with shelf gripper paper to keep the machine from moving around when in use. Finished off with scrap binding.
Catchers For Threads & Bits
Twist & Tidy: Really, this is clever. It is designed to twist closed to keep the tails & bits trapped. Made with a recycled Pringles container.
Pouch-Style: Hanging pouch style with eyelets in place to hang from hooks under the sewing table or to screw in the top.
Hexagon: Made with fabric and shapemaker (or sturdy cardboard), features a hexagon base and scalloped sides.