Last week, I received a package from a sewing friend.
Upon first glance, I thought it was a very cute tote.
Then, I realized it had a specific purpose.
It is an iron caddy!
You know all those times that you need to take an iron to a sewing class, stitching retreat or
Your iron fits safely inside the padded tote, when buttoned.
As each side is unbuttoned,
it becomes your own portable ironing pad!
The inside features silver heat resistant fabric.
Pretty darn nifty!
She used the pattern found here, which can also be ordered in sizes to accommodate smaller craft and travel irons.
If your sewing area and iron share space in multi-purpose rooms, it would also be a great place to keep your iron safely tucked away.
I think my friend may have known the colors of my sewing room, as this one coordinates so well. I may let my iron live in it, even when not traveling!
The sweet ladybug buttons hold a special meaning to our friendship.
Sewing friends and surprises are such a blessing!