Free Couch Caddy Craft Organizer Pattern
This Couch Caddy is perfect for sewing and crafting in the comfort of an armchair or sofa. It features pockets for tools, a pincushion to keep your pins safe, and a large "Bits Bin" to catch threads, weeded vinyl, and anything that might normally end up on your clothing or your floor. You can even use the Couch Caddy at your craft table if you tuck one edge under your sewing machine and let the Bits Bin drape over the edge of your surface.
You can make my Couch Caddy craft organizer in a couple of hours using scraps of cotton fabric you probably already have. I recommend this pattern for a beginner-intermediate sewist.
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Choose the pattern you want to download and be sure to unzip it to access the contents.
Here's what the printable PDF pattern looks like after you download and print it:
To piece the printed pattern together, trim and match up the letters along each side. For example, sheet A1 goes with sheet A2, B1 goes with B2, etc. Tape together, then cut out each pattern piece along the solid line. Each pattern piece tells you how many pieces of fabric to cut, as well as which direction to put any pattern you may have on your fabric.
Here’s what the SVG cut file for a cutting machine will look like once uploaded to Cricut Design Space:
Tip: If you’re not sure how to upload an SVG cut file to Cricut Design Space, watch this helpful video training series I made. If you’re on an iPhone or iPad, here’s how to download and upload SVG files to the Cricut Design Space app.
If you're going to put a washable fabric pen in your Cricut, upload the filed called "couch-caddy-marked-jennifermaker-SVG.svg." If you're not using a pen, upload the filed called "couch-caddy-unmarked-jennifermaker-SVG.svg."
NOTE: When you insert the image in Design Space, please verify the design size before you ungroup. (If you are using an iOS device, you may need to edit the design size.) The correct size of the SVG pattern is 26.707" wide and 35.332" tall.
If you're using the marked file with a fabric pen, you'll need to prepare this SVG in Cricut Design Space a bit. First Ungroup everything, change each line layer above each fabric cut layer to "Draw" in the Linetype menu, and attach each draw layer to the cut layer immediately below it. (Note: The interfacing layer does not have a draw layer.)
I cut my fabric on my Cricut Maker using the "Cotton" setting (and the "Fusible Interfacing" setting for the interfacing), both at "Normal" pressure.
Here's what all the pattern pieces look like after you've cut them out. On the left you see the Bits Bins layers of two cotton layers and one interfacing layer. In the middle are two layers of the Tool Holder at the bottom, and the Pin Cushion layer at the top. And on the right are the two pockets, large and small, on the bottom, and a piece of quilt batting at the top.