A Pincushion Caddy for Your Favorite Armchair

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Configure the Pockets However They’ll Work Best for You!

Do you have a hard time keeping track of tools and pins while you’re hand stitching in your favorite chair? This clever caddy drapes over the arm of a chair, providing handy storage for all the little things you want to keep near.

The pincushion sits on top of the arm, making it easy to tuck those pins away before they land on the floor. Pockets that hang down on either side can hold tools and whatever else you’ll need for the project you’re working on.

We first saw this clever idea made up by Krista of Poppyprint.

She used the tutorial provided by Amy of During Quiet Time but made some changes. Here’s Amy’s version:

Armchair Pincushion Caddy

Click here for Amy’s pincushion caddy tutorial.

Krista simplified the project by using solid pieces of fabric instead of the pieced selvage that Amy created.

Krista also simplified the pocket construction (no binding along the top edge) and made divisions in one of the pockets for organizing tools.

Armchair Pincushion Caddy

See Krista’s comments and alterations here.

We’d make one pocket with divisions, like Krista did, and leave the other open for collecting thread snippets, but feel free to configure your pockets however they’ll best work for you.

Small orphan quilt blocks would be nice for the pocket fronts, too.


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