Creative Maker Supply Case

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case sewing pattern

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case sewing pattern

New pattern available now! This is the Creative Maker Supply Case, available as both pdf and paper patterns right now in my pattern shop. I am so happy with how this one turned out. I made my cover samples with Alison Glass ‘Handcrafted 2’ fabrics, which I think is a great fabric for an art-inspired case.

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case sewing pattern

This pattern is fat quarter friendly and has instructions for 3 different sizes of zippered supply cases. The large size case is the perfect fit for a notebook, the medium size is great for sewing supplies, crochet hooks, or colored pencils, and the small size case is fantastic for hand sewing supplies. Anything you can imagine to carry around, this case is perfect for that! All cases feature mesh and topstitched pockets on the inside for ample storage space, as well as elastic for holding pens and pencils. Great for kids, crafters, teacher gifts, and more!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case sewing pattern

A lot of people asked me where I purchased my mesh and long handbag zippers (that have the two zipper pulls). You will probably be able to find them at your local fabric store (mine has the mesh in white and a couple colors of the long zippers), but I wanted a few color choices so I bought both my mesh and zippers from By Annie. I used great coordinating colors of Aurifil 40wt thread to make my cases too.

A few of my testers used metal zippers or zippers with large plastic teeth, and I just wanted to pass along the overall consensus in that these types of zippers aren’t the easiest to use for this project because of the curves. Nylon coil zippers work best (which are very readily available – the most commonly found type of zipper, I think).

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case sewing pattern

Finished Size:

  • Small {5-1/2” long x 8” tall}
  • Medium {7-1/2” long x 9-3/4” tall}
  • Large {9-1/2” long x 12-1/2” tall}

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case sewing pattern

Supplies (will make 1 supply case)

  • 1 fat quarter of exterior fabric – additional fabric may be required if fussy-cutting large prints
  • 1 fat quarter of lining fabric
  • 1 additional fat quarter for lining pockets
  • 1 yard of 20” wide Pellon® SF-101 Shape Flex® fusible woven interfacing (or medium-weight fusible interfacing)
  •  11” x 27” piece of foam interfacing (By Annie’s Soft and Stable, Pellon Flex Foam, or Bosal In R Form)
  • 2/3 yard Pellon #70 Peltex sew-in interfacing (or extra-heavy interfacing)
  • Handbag zipper          (small – 22”;   medium – 30”;   large – 36”) – feel free to use a longer zipper and trim down later
    *it is very important to use a handbag zipper here; handbag zippers have wider zipper tape, which will allow the case to accommodate your supplies; also, many handbag zippers have 2 zipper pulls, which is very convenient,                 while not absolutely necessary. My handbag zipper was 1-1/4” wide.
  • 1/4” wide elastic        (small – 1/2 yard;   medium – 1 yard;   large – 1-1/4 yards)
  • One piece of mesh          (small – 6-1/4” x 6-1/4”;   medium – 8-1/2” x 6-1/2”;    large – 10-1/4” x 9”)

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case sewing pattern

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case sewing pattern

The medium-sized case will hold an iPad, which I hadn’t even thought of when I originally drafted out the sizes. I guess it just goes to show how limitless the possibilities are (as you’ll see from my pattern testers below – horse braiding kit and Lego travel case were the two most creative!).

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case sewing pattern

This is also great as a teacher gift and of course an anytime gift for a child.

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case sewing pattern

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I made this large-size case in Tula Pink ‘Elizabeth’ fabrics, and I love how the zipper color makes everything pop!

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I made two large cases for my kids too…they were totally excited about them and still a month later, still are! They use these things all the time. I made their cases on Father’s Day morning and finished sewing both of them before lunchtime.

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Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case sewing pattern

 

I’m really excited to show you all of the tester cases. Many of the tester comments were that this would be good for an adventurous beginner’s pattern (perhaps with some zipper experience, although not completely necessary!). Hope you like seeing all the tester cases – I invite you to pin your favorite case to Pinterest! Can’t wait to see which you are loving the most!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by TerrySew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by TerrySo I just wanted to show the outside and the inside of Terry’s case because she did something really interesting. First of all, she used Alison Glass ‘Ex Libris’ fabrics. She could only find white mesh, so she spray-painted her mesh half blue and half purple. I thought this was really brilliant and an easy way to get colored mesh!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by Liz of Moments...Liz from Moments… made her case with linen fabric for the outside and inside, faux leather for the hinge, and 5mm headliner fabric for the main interfacing. I love how sophisticated this looks! Check out Liz’s blog for some great leather-sewing tutorials!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by KelleighKelleigh made her case with some paper-pieced flying geese for the cover, and bright polka dots on the lining! Really unique and I was hoping to see something with a patchwork cover, this is just awesome!!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by SovanisaPamela of Sovanisa made the medium size case, and when she turned in her tester notes, she said that she had already gotten fabric for 4 more!! Love this, so beautiful, and you can read more about it on Pamela’s blog here!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by DianeDiane made both the small and the large cases, in Cotton+Steel fabrics by Melody Miller. She quilted the exterior fabric using straight-line quilting and used contrasting colors of zippers. She said that the large size fits her iPad perfectly for while she is travelling. Brilliant!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by Chloe Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by ChloeChloe made two cases, and I wanted to share both here because she’s done something truly creative with this pattern. She’s taking her kids on a plane trip soon, and she told me that she wanted to adapt the cases for Lego on the go. My mouth fell open when I saw the finished photos; not only did she use Echino, but she’s made a place for everything inside the case!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by PressiKonaMona made her case in an *adorable* ninja fabric, and her photos show that the small size case is the perfect storage for a tablet! Pressed to perfection!!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by GML DesignsGwen from GML Designs made this case in Cotton+Steel fabrics from the ‘Black and White’ line. I think it’s completely appropriate with the pencils on the outside, and I love the finishing touch of the embroidered name on the front too!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by Bree of My Crafty CrapBree of My Crafty Crap made her case in a superhero collage of fabrics, and it’s just gorgeous! She made a small area on the inside to hold needles. So cool!!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by KristinKristin made this gorgeous case for her beautiful daughter, and as you can see it fit all the supplies wonderfully! That looks like one happy customer. Great work Kristin!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by LauraLaura made this adorable Spongebob small sized case for her niece. Super adorable and I know any child would love this! I also love the echoing bubble print for the lining, smashing!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by VanessaVanessa made this gorgeous case…it’s so well done, and since I know Vanessa, I am not surprised at all that she made her case as a braiding kit for horses. In fact, you might know a horse-lover that needs a pretty braiding kit! So creative Vanessa!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by KathiKathi made this beauty in a great gray and citron giraffe fabric. It’s really adorable and love the contrasting zipper on it! Great work Kathi!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by Joyce of Sew BoboJoyce from Sew BoBo made her case to fit her knitting needles, so she substituted the elastic for pockets for the needles. This is brilliant, and I love the crafty look of the exterior fabric too! You can read more about Joyce’s case on her blog here.

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by LauraLaura made her case in beautiful Amy Butler ‘Belle’ fabrics (this is one of my favorite prints of hers). This is the small-sized case, and Laura’s made it to perfect fit colored pencils and a small notebook. Love it so much Laura!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by AthenaAthena made her case in a great combination of swirly prints, with red mesh for the inner pocket. The case was made to hold some pencils. Great work Athena!

Craftmaker Case - Inside #1Peta made this lovely case for crochet hooks and supplies, and just about the coolest mesh pocket I’ve ever seen. Love that everything is safe yet totally visible inside! Brilliant work Peta!

unnamed (4)Nikkole made this adorable case for her 5-year-old son, who she said carries it around like a briefcase. So cute for a young child, and I love the fun graphic prints that she chose! Beautiful work Nikkole!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by Norma of Norma's Bag BoutiqueNorma from Norma’s Bag Boutique made this great case in Type Collection fabric. It goes perfectly with the style of this case, and gorgeous all filled with crafty goodness!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by ShelleyShelley made this gorgeous graphic case, complete with lots of special details, like rivets on the side…so cool! Love this Shelley!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by KimberlyKimberly made this adorable large case out of cute hedgehog fabric with some Denyse Schmidt on the inside! So lovely, great job Kimberly!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by ReeceReece made this beautiful case in Jungle Ave. fabrics. This is the size large. Love how all those fabric markers fit just so! Beautiful work Reece!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by AmberAmber made her case in adorable zombies fabric, with coordinating orange zipper for the medium size. Perfect finish and love everything about this! Wonderful work!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by DeeAnnDeeAnn made this beautiful size small case to fit her sd cards. I love the beautiful tapestry-looking print that she chose for the outside of her bag!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by I've Got A NotionTracy of I’ve Got A Notion made this case for a young artist according to her specifications, and I think it turned out brilliant! The young artist has said that you can’t have enough pockets. Love this, the patchwork is so beautiful!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by Jesy of Auntie MatterJesy of Auntie Matter made her case with the elastic aligned horizontally to accomodate her mom’s knitting needles. Gorgeous case Jesy, love that you made it for a specific use for your mom!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by MadelynMadelyn made this beautiful case using sewing-inspired fabrics, and she was able to fit a ton of her supplies inside (including a cutting mat!). How perfect!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by Tiffany of This Crafty Fox
Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by TiffanyTiffany of This Crafty Fox made the medium-sized case and used Cotton+Steel ‘Black and White’ fabrics, with a cool sketchy print on the inside. What a great idea to use for sewing supplies, and I see that Simplicity pattern peaking out from the pocket too! She also made a second case in a bright pink fabric. Just gorgeous work Tiffany!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by W.D. HandbagsWendy of W.D. Handbags made her case to hold her crochet hooks and supplies. Super cute in the crafty fabric too! Love how brilliant it looks with the afghan as a backdrop too!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by Allison SewsAllison from Allison Sews made this great case for art supplies, with a great Melody Miller arrow down the center! Several great texty fabrics and it’s a perfect compliment for what’s inside! Beautiful case Allison!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by Lisa of Six Munchkin StitchingLisa of Six Munchkin Stitching made this Doctor Who case and it’s so fun! I have since seen this pop up on Instagram, so I know that it was for a swap gift…lucky recipient!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by AnnetteAnnette made her case to hold some crayons and other art supplies for her daughter. I saw a picture on social media of her using the case at a doctor’s visit, so I’m happy to say this one was an immediate success! Beautiful Annette!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by SusanSusan made her case in a black and red floral print, and decided to adapt the mesh pocket on the inside to have a zipper instead (there’s also a slip pocket behind it). Very creative, and a beautiful touch!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by SheriSheri made both the medium and large cases in matching Tula Pink ‘Moonshine’ fabrics. Love that they’ve both got different types of stupplies inside, and the zipper really makes everything pop!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by FionaFiona made this adorable Tinkerbell case specially for her little helper. I love how beautiful this one came out, and it makes me extra happy that this was made for a child who will love it!

large creative case medium creative case smal creative caseJennifer made all 3 sizes – large, medium (medium slightly wider to accommodate crochet supplies), and small. All three items have already been given as gifts, and I love the incorporation of patchwork into all 3!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by Emily L.Emily L. adapted her case into a make-up holder for her brushes and cosmetics. How clever! I hadn’t even thought of this. I like the high contrast on the inside of the case with the bright yellow fabrics. Super cute!

IMG_1232Tiffany made this adorable case in Tula Pink ‘Acacia’ fabrics. Check out how perfect those corners look! Great job Tiffany!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by AllisonAllison made her case in an adorable alphabet print, with striking polka dots on the inside. I love the case and I also love the clever way that the crayons are alternated so fit exactly! Beautiful!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by YvetteYvette made the medium-sized case for her planner, and said that her daughter has already requested one of her own. I think it’s just perfect in this postage-inspired fabric. Great work Yvette!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by JennyJenny from Quiltin’ Jenny made this brilliant case in this cool British fabric! Love the blue zipper, love that the inner zipper is clearly visible from the lining fabric, and love how all the pencils fit inside! Love love love!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by MimsMims made her case in a huge floral print that spans the entire size of the case…gorgeous and what a great idea to use such a big print! It came out so awesome!!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by AnniAnni made this case and it is so adorable for a child! The tree print is adorable, and I love to see all the art supplies neatly arranged inside! Perfect finish Anni!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by Maria of Beautiful BloomsMaria of Beautiful Blooms made both the small and large cases. She made the medium case as a teacher gift and the small case as a coupon holder. I love the cute fabric for the teacher case and the coupon holder is yet another brilliant idea!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by BernieBernie made her case, and when I first saw it, I thought it looked exactly like moleskin! So posh and professional! I love the cute little zipper tag too!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by MartaMarta made her case in a beautiful travel-inspired fabric, with a zipper pull and space for all of her sewing supplies inside! Super cute and very useful!

unnamed (5)Mhairi made her case in a great unicorn fabric, with really detailed elastics on the inside. It looks great and I know any little girl would be lucky to have this!!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case by Grace

Grace made her case and added a handy zipper on the outside, and great clear vinyl zippered pocket on the inside. I love these great modifications, they’re perfect for what she needs to store!

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case sewing pattern

 

Thank you to all of my pattern testers for turning in some amazing work as always! Don’t forget to pin your favorite case to your Pinterest board! And check out the pattern in my shop!

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