Sunday, December 23, 2018

Catchall Cutie

A couple weeks ago I ran across a 'new to me' pattern designer with an Etsy shop called Grateful4joyNpeace.  Her little Catchall Cutie sewing caddy caught my eye.  I contacted her to see if she would be interested in swapping a pattern for a review.  Teresa accepted my offer. Thank you Teresa!

With a free afternoon on Friday I was able to cut and sew it up.  Isn't it just a cutie patootie!


Teresa gives not only good written instructions, but several pictures which is very helpful and some hints along the way.  As I was working on it I kept thinking how in the world did Teresa come up with this idea and how she executed the pattern.  It's not that it is hard if you follow her directions.  I admit I did have to unsew a few times, my fault entirely!!  And then all of a sudden I was down to the last step and bam it all came together just as it was supposed to.   I love it. 












You need a couple of zippers, fusible fleece, thread and of course fabric.  I used three different Island Batiks for my Catchall Cutie.



There are 6 inside pockets to keep lots of sewing supplies in.  Plus room in the main compartment to sit your little pincushion and some thread spools in.





Plus this zipper which has 2 pockets to hide some needles or perhaps a little candy;)














Here it is when you pull it up and are getting ready to head out to your retreat or just over to a friends house to sew.

















   And all zipped up ready to go.  Now I am thinking this would make a great caddy for makeup and perhaps some jewelry too.  Hmmm, I best make another one don't cha think!



The fabrics were provided by Island Batik for being an Ambassador for them.  This blue is from their Check It Out group.  Gotta love me some checks!!









Linking with Oh Scrap!






23 comments:

  1. Well that is cute! I often wonder how people come up with these things! You did a fantastic job putting it together. Great fun and bright fabric! I'm sure the next one you make will be much easier and you might not even need to rip anything out! That was super nice of Teresa to trade patterns! Merry Christmas!

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  2. This is cute! and it looks like one of the most useable totes I've seen. Thanks for the great review!

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  3. What a clever pattern! Looks like a very useful organizer.

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  4. Oh, that is adorable! What an idea! I'll be going over to take a look at her pattern. :)

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  5. Very cute and useful little bag. Perfect for organizing lots of items. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  6. Pretty and practical....got to be happy with that.

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  7. Great shape and so useful! Love the Check It Out Fabrics!

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  8. That is really cute and functional to boot. And a smart idea to ask for a free pattern in exchange of a review.

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  9. This is really terrific. Great pattern, nicely made, love the blue Check it Out. :) Merry Christmas.

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  10. That is really cute! Fun that the two of you could swap patterns, and of course, the fabric is great! Merry Christmas!

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  12. Thank you for posting this, what a great tote! I'm going to make this.

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  13. Ho Ho Ho, Vicki! I think you better make another one or two for sure. It sure looks like this tote hold a lot. It's time for me to get off the computer, starting making the beans and stuffed mushrooms for tonight's feast. I wish a very Merry Christmas to you and your family. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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  14. This is such a great idea! I have not seen one like it. I don't go to retreats and since my son was born, I don't go out and sew with friends, otherwise I'd be taking a crack at this. Do you think it's manageable for folks who are *really* not good at 3D sewing? I do not do well with bags and such. I really love your fabric choices!

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  15. Very cute....Merry Christmas Vicki to you and your family!

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  16. What a fun piece! I love the blue checkerboard fabric. This would make a great gift with its unusual shape and many little pockets :)

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  17. Interesting design. Love the colors, too.

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  18. I think I've got to have one! I want to make them for all my sewing friends and maybe even for my daughters for Christmas next year. They don't sew much, but they craft and use makeup/jewelry. I guess I need one too. Perhaps I will make one a month in my 2019 Create your Own BOM!

    Thanks for the review!

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  19. That is just too cute, and very useful. I laughed when you used cutie patootie. The people behind my best friend had a license plate that said QTPa2T. Thanks for linking the Etsy site.

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