July 24, 2008

Project Wednesday: pattern caddy

Not only did I stay awake for all of Project Runway last night, I managed to start and finish a project. While the designers had Heidi to give them their assignment, I turned to an issue of Cotton Time for inspiration.
Cotton Time pattern
I flipped through it and found a project which looked like it could be completed in an evening without having to struggle too much with non-English directions. I pulled out some of my favorite Summer in the City prints and a coordinating Japanese cotton and started cutting. From the diagram it seems like the point of the project was to make a piece of patchwork and then cut it up for the box, but I just cut five squares of fabric and five of utility canvas for the lining and sewed them together to make two boxes. I used fusible interfacing to give the canvas lining some extra strength, definitely the right thing to do.
pattern caddy detail
The inner and outer boxes weren't exactly the same size, so I added some giant rickrack to hide the sad looking stitching around the top. Two twill tape handles with decorative buttons and I was done.
Pattern caddy
Now I have a lovely caddy for my patterns, which were previously propped up next to the crafting books.


Tara said...

VERY cute!

What did you think about last night's PR? I dig Suede's creativity and aesthetic but he has GOT to stop talking about himself in the 3rd person. I also like Daniel and Kellie (the girl who won last week). Tanorexic Blayne needs to go..."Licious" is NOT going to be the new fierce.

Anonymous said...

Such a cute little caddy! It's perfect for your pattern! I love it : )