An Open and Shut Case

You may recognize the fabrics in this sewing tool caddy, which I made last month at Quilt Camp:

They’re the same fabrics used in the Junior Billie Bag I made earlier this year.

The pattern for the tool caddy is Travel Case by Pearl Pereira of I’ve made it several times, modifying it the last few times by adding an extra pocket. I keep my tool caddy in an acrylic brochure holder one of my students gave me:

With the flap turned back, all of my smaller tools are right at my fingertips. At the end of a sewing session the tools go back in the caddy. It really does help me keep my sewing room organized.

Having made the caddy, I couldn’t help but make a coordinating rotary cutter coat:

Aren’t those vintage red buttons perfect?






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5 Responses to An Open and Shut Case

  1. Shirley says:

    Great idea and so handy for you to be able to get to your tools.

  2. Vickie says:

    I love this caddy and using the brochure case makes it so handy for having the tools right at your fingertips.

    So, dear friend, what do you stock in your case? I recognize many of the tools but what is the item with the black top on the left side?
    Thank you

    • Dawn says:

      It’s a mustache trimmer, Vickie! Very handy when “unsewing” long seams. If you’ve never used one, remind me to show you how it works the next time I see you!

  3. Reigh says:

    Very inventive, Dawn! Love the fabrics too.

  4. Diane says:

    Ooh la la! So beautifully done, Dawn — really!

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