Measuring Tape Neck Caddy FREE Sewing Tutorial

Measuring Tape Neck Caddy Free Sewing Tutorial

Measuring Tape Neck Caddy

How many of you loop a tape measure around your neck while you’re sewing? I’m pretty sure there are a lot of hands up out there! This cute little concept is designed to capitalize on that habit by turning the measuring tape into its own mini caddy with scissors on one end and a pincushion on the other. All the basics will be close at hand. Wouldn’t this make a great gift for all your sewing pals?! 

What You'll Need:
  • 1¼ yards of 1½” wide ribbon in a pretty print;
  • ½ yard of ⅝” ribbon in a coordinating solid
  • Scrap or ⅛ yard of 44″+ wide quilting weight cotton for the lining
  • Scrap or ⅛ yard of 20”+ wide lightweight fusible interfacing NOTE: With the 20” wide products, you will need to cut multiple lengths, butting them together to create the required 42” in finished length.
  • Scrap or ⅛ yard of 44”+ wide soft vinyl
  • ONE ⅝” wide x 60” long fiberglass measuring tape
  • ONE small snap
  • Scrap of felt for the pincushion
  • Small handful of polyester filler
  • All-purpose thread to match fabric/ribbon
  • All-purpose thread for optional decorative stitching on the pincushion; we used bright pink
  • White or invisible thread for stitching vinyl
  • See-through ruler
  • Fabric pen or pencil
  • Seam gauge
  • Seam ripper
  • Scissors or rotary cutter and mat
  • Pinking shears
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pressing cloth to protect the vinyl
  • Straight pins
  • Clips for holding vinyl; we used Wonder Clips
  • 1¼ yards of heavy thread or thin string
  • Tape
  • Paperclip
  • Needle nose pliers or tweezers

This Serger Scrap Catcher can be a great gift for yourself and for your friends who love sewing!

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Valerie Lever
Valerie Lever

Great organization for the basics.

Donna M Herrera
Donna M Herrera

What a smart idea and a fun and practical project. I’m looking forward to making a lot of these. Thanks so much for sharing.