Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Have Iron, Will Travel

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
guild workshop?

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!


Jeannie B. said...

This is such a neat idea! And it is a cute as can be. I love it!!

Cynthia Gilbreth said...

Love it!! I bookmarked that source, I want one, too!

Kellie said...

So cute... and practical! What a nice friend!

Robin Hart said...

Sam is such a sweetheart! What a great way to carry an iron and love the ladybug. :)

Rettabug said...

That is really pun intended when referring to hot irons, honest!

Thanks for the link. I used to take quilt classes once a month when I lived in FL, so this really would have come in handy back then.

What a nice friend to have blessed you with such a useful & PRETTY gift!


Samantha said...

You have a way with words, Jan. Beautiful.

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