Saturday, July 20, 2013

Iron Caddy

A few weeks back we had much fun at our quilt guild sewcial. After a whole day of sewing and ironing when came time to pack up I was faced with the task of driving home with a relatively hot iron. I did not unplug it in time for it to cool down. I was unprepared for this. All the way home I was one distracted driver trying to ensure the iron does not trip over onto the rubber floor mats in the car. I definitely needed a solution to this problem.

Jessica our guild president mentioned that she had seen a pattern for an iron caddy that doubled up as a ironing pad too. As soon as I got home I Google'd it and viola, found this

The iron fits in it perfectly. I made it a little larger than the suggested size in case I get a new iron in the near future which may be bigger in size. No harm being forward thinking. :)

It's got sturdy handles for easy carrying. The pattern called for a 1/4th inch wide elastic for the closure, I used a matching hair elastic instead.

The inside of the caddy is made with a heat resistant ironing board fabric and has a layer of Insul-Brite insulated padding and two layers of Warm & Natural cotton batting. So its plenty insulated and can double up as an ironing pad.

For the outer cover I used a lovely home dec fabric I had laying around. The yellow polka dot piping frames it nicely.

Now I am all set for the next sewing retreat. Bring it on!

Also this week for the Let's Get Acquainted blog hop over at Plum and June be sure to check out these amazing bloggers:

Alison @ Making Happyness
Ella and Nesta @ Ella & Nesta's Little Room
Nicole @ Modern Handcraft
Aylin @ AyliN-Nilya
Kelsey and Amanda @ Everyday Fray

Linking upto: Finish it Friday, Plum & June


  1. Great idea!!! I'll have to add it to my to-do list.

  2. That's awesome!! I'll definitely be referring to this one day!

  3. genius Rachel!! it looks awesome. I will definitely be checking out that link!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  4. I love this! That is a great idea! Love your version.
    xo jan

  5. Thanks for the link, yours is great! Now I need to sign up for a retreat.

  6. I would suggest making the pad larger than the measurements on the instructions, because my iron does not fit in the caddy.

  7. How very very cool! Two uses from one item is brilliant! Well done!

  8. Very very cool! Now I wish I was a member of a sewing group so I would need one of those! ;-)
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