22 September, 2011

Iron Tote.


For my very first blog post, (I am a blogging virgin....) I am sharing an item that I made this week. I belong to the local Quilters' Guild and each month we have a work day, where we bring our sewing machines and either work on our own projects or make a project to sell at our quilt show in April. There is nothing like a room full of friends, sewing machines buzzing, with all of us chatting up a storm. This week, our very own, very talented, Linda G., led us in creating this tote for our travel iron. This little beauty will be perfect for carrying our iron to classes and workshops. It is lined with that silvery Teflon ironing board fabric, and when open, it doubles as a pressing surface. I will be donating this one to the Guild, for sale at our Quilt Show,  but can't wait to make one for myself.


Fast forward... I have finished making my own tote.  It's red, of course.  And you can see how it unfolds and opens up for pressing.  It's perfect!



The tote opened up for pressing purposes.

17 comments:

  1. So fabulous Mom! I love your fabric selections!

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  2. I want to make one of these. I love yours. Great Job. Oh and I love your sewing closet. I had one also 1/2 the size.

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  3. You have forced me to post your URL to the online yoyo group.

    Did you know that Paula Nadelstern did everything on her kitchen table in a tiny apartment in NYC?

    Everything about your decor is eye candy. All calories are, however, being shipped to you.

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  4. Love your iron tote! Great fabric selection, too. Do you have a pattern to share?? How can I make one of these? Karen
    itskaren @ yahoo dot com

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  6. That is so adorable and would make an excellent gift for my crafting friends. thank You :)

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  7. Una idea estupenda. Me ha encantado!!!
    Creo que me voy hacer una bolsa
    A great idea. I loved!!!
    I think I'll make a bag.

    Marta

    http://racodelsretalls.blogspot.com.es/

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  8. It's adorable but there has to be a way to alter the pattern in some way that doesn't encroach on the designer and still achieves the purpose. I am thinking a small tote bag with loop and button closures along the side seams instead of sewing the seams up and using some kind of thermal or heat resistant fabric and perhaps some heat resistant batting to puff it up? This way you could use the top handles to carry it and just open up your tote and lay it flat by undoing the loop and button closures????

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  9. Hello, prsd4tim2,

    I checked out your link and that certainly looks similar to the iron tote that I made. You know, my little iron tote post is the ALL TIME WINNER for hits here at T. in the Burg! Thousands and thousands and thousands of hits!

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  10. Where can i get the pattern please .

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  11. This pattern was published by Sisters' Common Threads and is available here. It comes in different sizes for different irons.

    http://www.sisterscommonthread.com/caddy/

    Look around online and you can likely find a better price. I believe that Nancy's Notions also carries it.

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  13. I would absolutely love to have one.......but unfortunately my iron is never in non-use. lol. Might make a great gift for friends.

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  14. @Beesknees - thank you for sharing the link to Sister's Common Thread. That's my mother-in-law and her sister who own that :-). I was scrolling through the comments to see if someone shared because I was going to.
    There is also a tutorial at the home page for folding your Caddy Pad.

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  15. Anonymous, I am disheartened that the photo of my Iron Tote posted here has been hijacked by someone who has also hijacked the actual pattern. As a pattern designer myself, I am always amazed at people who steal the work of others and claim it as their own. If those people knew how much hard work it takes to design and produce a pattern, they might think twice. Don't even get me started about women who copy patterns and give them out to all of their friends. That is THEFT, plain and simple.

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