Tooly Tool Holder Easel

Since I meet up with friends to sew, packing up my sewing utensils, fabrics, notions and so on has become a quite regular routine and needs no more than a few minutes now. There has always been one thing bugging me though....I keep my notions and sewing accessories in a small drawer:

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So I always took one or two of the smaller drawers with me - depending on what I'd need. This always led to a huge mess on the table, where I spread out all my stuff, sometimes one of the drawers would fall over on the drive and my friend's cat felt very comfy in the small boxes 😉

So some kind of utensil holder was on my sewing list for quite some time now. Then I finally found the Tooly Tool Holder by Sew Together on Craftsy and knew: this was going to be it. It can be used at home to hold all my stuff together and will give everything a good place to stay while at the same time being available at all times.  And with the sewing course soming up next weekend, this was just the time to make it 🙂

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I made several changes to the original pattern... First of all was the size: I purchased two DIN A4 cardboards and didn't want to cut them any smaller, so the final size is something around 23cm x 32cm (9,06" x 12.6"). Then I made two separate  parts for the front and the back and connected them with snaps. That way it'll stand up when connected one way and I'm able to close it when connected the other way around. To still keep it standing up (the stability of Sew Together's version was lost by making a two pieced easel and it would slide apart on slippery surfaces because I left out the fleece), I added a small snapped tape on one side to keep it from slipping.

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I'd say I'm all set to go to my sewing course on Saturday 😉

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Hope you're having a great week!

Vanni

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