Sunday, October 25, 2020


Sewing Machine Foot Caddy

October Kraft-tex Project Of The Month - Blue Iris


“Sew” many people joined the ranks of “Sewists” during this pandemic... And although social distancing made this a solitary endeavor many discovered a new appreciation and love of this craft. I for one have enjoyed this time of productivity but very much looking forward to the day that I can once again teach in person! It’s with upcoming class time in mind that I created this caddy that holds your specialty sewing feet. Versatile and durable  Kraft-tex was the perfect material to use.


Our sewing machine is precious, add to that the specialty feet that we buy that make certain stitching possible and you have a hefty investment. Sometimes (ask me how I know this) an expensive machine foot gets lost or left behind in class. Ouch! This project is designed to make sure that your tiny machine feet made it to class and back home again.


You will need: 

  • 1 - 4 1/2” x 10” piece of Kraft-tex (I used the beautiful Blue Iris, one of my favs)

  • 1 - 4 1/2” x 10” piece of coordinating craft felt

  • 1 - 4 1/2” x 10” piece of inside lining fabric

  • 2 - 4 1/2” x 10” pieces of iron on fusible (like Wonder Under)

  • 1 - 1 ½” piece of Velcro

  • 12” piece of coordinating ribbon for attaching “foot” (badge) holders

  • 1 fancy embellishment to cover where you've stitched the Velcro

  • 3 or more HORIZONTAL clear plastic badge holders (available in the office supply area)

  • Coordinating yarn to couch around the outside of the caddy to enclose edges

  • Sewing machine with zig zag capabilities

  • Coordinating sewing thread


1. Fuse: Iron one piece of fusible piece on the  wrong sides of the fabric and the second on the wrong side of the Kraft-tex. Then fuse each side to the craft-felt so that you create a "sandwich" with the felt is in the center.

2. Create creases by placing the lining side up on the table and folding up 3 ½” from bottom and down 2 ½” from top creating a tri-fold.

3. Open (Kraft-tex side up) and couch (with a zig zag stitch) yarn all the way around the perimeter of the caddy.

4. Add ribbon tie to the inside of your caddy. Determine placement by placing a badge holder inside the caddy making a beginning and ending mark for stitching so the ribbon goes through holes in the badge holder.

5. Add your Velcro hook side to the inner top and loop side to the outside bottom of the caddy.

6.Add your button or embellishment to the front top cover to conceal the Velcro stitching.

7. Stitch your acetate badge holders down the middle center so it can hold 2 normal size feet or leave without stitching to accommodate a larger specialty foot. If it helps you can create a label to tuck inside the individual feet compartments. 

8. Thread the ribbon on to the badge holders, tie and you're ready to load up for class.

Kraft-tex can be purchased in a variety of beautiful color from and other participating vendors. Be sure to try this remarkable leather like product.

One for me and one for a friend... the red one has white Kraft-tex on the INSIDE of the caddy.

1 comment:

Atelier2223 said...

Such creative way to artfully fabricate items one can use: book covers, purses, decorative objects and so on. I'd like to use this leather type item on my journal covers.