I’m excited to introduce you to my newest pattern, the Ultimate Art Organizer! It is available in pdf and paper pattern formats. This is a step up from my Creative Maker Supply Case pattern; where that was just front and back, the Ultimate Art Organizer has 2 pages in the middle of the case and makes use of 3 outer zippers. It’s fantastic for the diehard artist and fits major amounts of sewing/craft supplies!
The pattern features 16 or 17 pages (paper pattern booklet or pdf pattern, respectively) of sewing instructions, complete with 34 full-color step-by-step photos.
Supplies (will make 1 organizer)
- 1 fat quarter of exterior fabric
- 3/4 yard of lining fabric
- 1-1/2 yards of 20” wide Pellon® SF-101 Shape Flex® fusible woven interfacing (or medium-weight fusible interfacing)
- 9” x 21” piece of foam interfacing (By Annie’s Soft and Stable, Pellon Flex Foam, or Bosal In R Form)
- 2/3 yard Pellon #71 Peltex fusible interfacing (or extra-heavy interfacing)
- Three Handbag zippers* (mini – 22”; regular – 30”) – feel free to use a longer zipper and trim down later
- Two 7” zippers (one zipper for mini size)
- 1/4” wide elastic (mini – 2 yards; regular – 4 yards)
- One piece of mesh (mini – 6-1/4” x 6-1/4”; regular – 8-1/2” x 6-1/2”)
*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.Do NOT use zippers with large plastic teeth.
I had a lot of fun making this case, and as always my pattern testers have some fun things to show you! It was amazing to see all the creative ways of filling the case!
Chloe of Deadly Craft is really showing her skills here with this patchwork version of the pattern (notice all of the piecing on the front lining up with the side panel) and a fashionable metal zipper! Well done Chloe!
Tracy of I’ve Got a Notion made her case with all sorts of careful details that really draw notice, such as the black and white fabric showing off the assorted colors of zips, and bright fabrics on the inside showing off a bounty of art supplies. Thank you for your attention to detail, Tracy!
Liz from Moments… made her case to hold all of her sewing supplies – needles, presser feet, etc. She adapted the pattern to have vinyl pockets instead of elastic to hold all of the feet and needles. So creative Liz!!
Bree of My Crafty Crap made a lovely denim case with bright colored prints for each of the pages. Beyond beautiful and that little patchwork hexagon is the icing on the cake!
Crystal of The Cloth Albatross also made her regular-sized case to hold her sewing notions and needles. She used Chillingsworth skeleton fabric for the exterior and lining (great use of the huge skeleton panel print too!). Love this and I really must do this for my needles and presser feet – they’re currently strewn about my desk and it’s not too handy. Beautiful work Crystal!
Bernie made her organizer in Tula Pink ‘Elizabeth’ fabrics. She used it for storing crochet supplies as well as marking tools such as pens and lined paper. Beautiful work Bernie, and this is a great chance to combine several prints from a fabric line such as Bernie has done here!
Maria of Beautiful Blooms made the regular-sized case with plenty of space for pencils and chalkboard fabric for several ‘pages’ in the organizer. Maria thought it might also be neat to use some sort of dry erase material in place of the chalkboard fabric (my kids love dry erase markers!). Great idea and beautiful work Maria!
Audrey made her case with a fairy fabric from RJR Fabrics and some batiks on the inside. She used her case to store some knitting needles and crochet hooks which I think is fabulous! It fits so many inside!
Nicole made the mini case in an adorable owl fabric that she’s quilted, and with a graphic print for the inside of the case. It looks like she’s also used some chalk fabric for the last ‘page’ in the organizer, which I think is a brilliant idea and I’ll have to use myself!
Sandie of Crazy ’bout Quilts now has a special place for many crayons and a notebook in this beautiful blue organizer! Great work Sandie!
Laura made the regular size case in Nicey Jane fabrics, and the finish looks just perfect! I love how everything coordinates so well and the zipper seems to blend right into the fabrics. Great job Laura!
Susan of SB Stitching made this chic cat organizer for sewing supplies. This is the regular-sized case. Just darling, and I like the way that the elastic has been attached so as to fit each supply, such as the scissors!