Monday, September 3, 2012

Vintage Charm–sewing caddy–my latest project!

I think its old news to way lyrical about how much I love vintage toy sewing machines, but when it came to designing a project for Creating Country Threads I couldn’t help but share my enthusiasm for them in this design:

Vintage sewing caddy 2

“Vintage Charm”

Vintage sewing caddy 1

A portable sewing caddy that sits really nicely over the arm of  a chair… great for an afternoon’s sewing with everything you need all in the one place.  There is a handle conveniently located on top so you can carry it around - just in case you feel like changing seats!  And it is a decent size for holding all the the things you need for a weekend project, measuring in at approx. 7.5 x 10 inches.

Vintage sewing caddy sneek peak


Vintage Charm caddy inside small

Inside there is a centrally located pin-cushion, and plenty of storage for keeping your sewing notions and supplies organised.  The scissors are secured in place with a ‘ruler’ trim that’s sewn on to the fabric of the caddy.

Vintage sewing caddy 3

A vintage white crocheted doily decorates a second pocket, and although it’s not on this version of the caddy I made, the one published also has a needle-keep.

Vintage sewing caddy in CT

You can find my sewing caddy together with lots of other gorgeous projects in the current issue of Creating Country Threads (Vol 13 No 4).  which goes on sale in Australia this Wednesday 5th September.  I’ve just finished writing a quilt pattern for a project being published later on this year… so no more deadlines at the moment – which means  - it’s time for something completely different!


I’ll fill you in on the next post!!!

Love n hugs! Vikki xo


Quilt Kitty said...

I had one glimpse of your stitchery Vikki & went yes, that's one for me. Love the whole project. Tracee xx

Unknown said...

Очень понравилась вышивка! Удобно и аккуратно.

Larissa said...

This looks gorgeous Vikki!! I will be sure to get my hands on a copy of the magazine!! ... The stitchery on the front would be perfect on a cushion for the sewing room too! It's gorgeous!!!

Rosa said...

This looks wonderful.Congratulations on being published,that`s great!!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

That is so cute and useful, not to mention beautifully done. Congratulations too!

B J Elder said...

What a great sewing caddy. Love your vintage machine design - too cute!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Absolutely gorgoeus Vik... just like you!

Deb said...

Gorgeous caddy hun and so, so practical. Nice to see you designing again.
Love ya!

Anthea said...

this is a really lovely design, congratulations! And to think I have just sworn off buying any more magazines, darn it, I might have to relent!

Chris H said...

That wee caddy is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

What a nice design. What a shame that we can't buy that issue here. I would love to make it. I also love the wooden spool next to it.

Miranda McDonald said...

And your next post will be?...... in 6 months time? Blog on a regular basis girl if you don't want to loose your followers!

Unknown said...

Awesome creativity! I so love your color combinations dear, keep it up!:) I got brother xl2600i sewing machine, you should try this one out. However,nice sewing toy huh. :)

Sweet Regards,

Dorothy Parker


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