Make a Sewing Case from an Old Suitcase

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Train Cases and Picnic Baskets Work, Too!

Turn a vintage suitcase into a handy sewing case that can travel with you. It will be great having all the necessities ready to move from the sewing room to the family room, for example. A refurbished case will also be great for classes, retreats and quilt group sewing days.

Look for an old suitcase, picnic basket or train case of the size you want that’s in good condition. Do a little remodeling or a lot to make the case fit your needs.

Make a Sewing Case from an Old Suitcase

The sewing case shown above was created by Vanessa from A Place to roost. She tells how she refurbished the old suitcase in the following article.

Notice how she laid her tools out on a sturdy piece of cardboard to make a pegboard of sorts. Elastic poked through holes and secured in the back holds the tools in place.

Click here for the “Vintage Sewing Case” article.

Make a Sewing Case from an Old Suitcase

Caroline from Burkatron turned a picnic basket into a sewing case. She painted the outside and lined the basket with gingham. Notice how old belts are used to hold items in place. Learn more about Caroline’s basket here.

Make a Sewing Case from an Old Suitcase

Train cases and small cases of any kind also make nice sewing cases. The one above is from Moje Zielone Wzgorze, found here (translation here).

Make a Sewing Case from an Old Suitcase

Brenda from Mira Narnie created the case shown above from a beauty case. Learn how it was made here.

In most instances, when refurbishing an old case you’ll need to replace the lining. You’ll find two ways to go about that, here and here.

You’ll find a lot of creative ideas for revamping cases at this search on Pinterest.


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