|Japanese Print Sewing Caddy with Pincushion|
by jojo sabalvaro tan 2011
Since I opened up my Etsy shop, I am now always thinking about or in search of unique items I can make that I can sell in the shop. My latest project for the shop is this cute little sewing caddy, a small little purse that you can put your sew as you go supplies such as scissors, thimble, pin cushion, needles, pins and thread.
The materials I used were fabrics from my collection of Japanese prints, felt that I used for lining, beads for embellishment, batting for the pin cushion and the handles and the normal stuff like thread, needle and scissors.
The caddy is 4" x 2.5" x 3" with a base of 3" x 4". The pin cushion is 2" in diameter.
Here's an excerpt from the description of the caddy in the shop:
The interior fabric is made from a red Japanese floral print. Both the caddy and the pin cushion are trimmed with red glass beads. For ease in carrying from work area to work area , I added double handles that were made with glass beads as well. This pretty little caddy is ideal for keeping your needles, thimble, embroidery scissors and thread in place as you sew on the go. The pin cushion is attached to the base with velcro and is detachable. The caddy opening is secured with velcro as well.
This is an ideal gift for any sewing enthusiast in your family and is cute little addition to any sewing area.
|The caddy's interior|
Tip: after I sewed the wrong side of the panel to the wrong side of the back panel of the components and inverted it to the front side, an opening is left . Instead of sewing this opening with needle and thread I used fabric glue. I felt it was not a risk since this item will never see the washing machine (hopefully).I found the fabric glue very sturdy after it dried. I also used the fabric glue instead of pins.
I think I will make more. Who knows, it may be a best seller.