Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pot Holder Travel "Sewing Project" Kit -- TUTORIAL

I like to have a project to work on at all times. My favorite time to catch up on a little handwork is on car trips! Today I'll show you a quick-to-put-together sewing project organizer to have handy for those long drives!


~ pot holder with side loop (found mine 2/$1 at the dollar store!)
~ matching button
~ 8 or so "snack size" zipper bags

STEP ONE: Fold your pot holder in half right sides together and mark the center line with pins.

STEP TWO: Using a disappearing ink marker, draw the center line and remove the pins.

STEP THREE: Arrange your snack bags with the bottoms overlapping your center line slightly, alternating zipper sides right-left-right and so on. Those bags are slippery, so be prepared to either pin or hold them in place!

STEP FOUR: Sew down your center line.

STEP FIVE: Fold your organizer shut and mark where your button will go. (The loop of the pot holder will loop around your button, holding it neatly shut.)

STEP FIVE: Sew on the button!


Fill it with your sewing supplies, and you're ready to go!

This would also make a cute coupon organizer or simple first aid kit!


jovaliquilts said...

So clever! Great idea!

Susan said...

I like this project. I made one several years ago during a church craft day. Instead of a seewing kit we made them into a car/first aid kid. I still have it in my car.

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pdisandro said...

What a great idea! You could also use this for a travel jewelry case!

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Great idea!!

Unknown said...

What a cool idea. And it looks like something even I can do! I linked to this post over at my blog and also added you to my blogroll. :)


Attilio said...

what a super cool very cheap stocking filler for gran, mum, aunt, anyone really. you could use it for tons of things..thks for sharing

Unknown said...

HOW COOL IS THAT! :) Thanks!

Jennifer @ The Craft House said...

This is really awesome! I could find so many uses for something like this!

If you don't mind, I would love, love, love to mention this post in my Posts of the Week post due out November 8th! :)


Anne said...

Wow! What a cool idea!! I need to make one of these so I can take my stitching with me to the park.

I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:


Mama V said...

I love these, I have one of these in my car with all the stuff that you suddenly need when you aren't at home. a mini sewing kit, some band-aids, elastics, hair barrettes, safety pins, post-its and mini pencil stuff like that. :)

Cathe Holden said...

So brilliant it hurts. I love this project! Awesome repurpose.

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It cost $65 last week for a fill-up of our Expedition. My husband travels a lot for his job. If he has to drive that (car) around to every corner of the East coast, we're in a lot of trouble.
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