Sunday, December 4, 2011

The box

What makes the ideal stitching experience? How do you organize yourself? I've tried lots of methods for keeping my stitching supplies handy and convenient, but the best I've found is the Caboodles box. It's relatively compact, easy to organize, and easy to tote.

I love how much I can stuff in there and everything has a place, even the extras like an iPod Flash (for my favorite tunes), a personal fan/flashlight (handy for when I get hot flashes or drop a needle--sometimes both at the same time), and my favorite lip balm. Crisco boxes are perfect for storing thread bobbins (so are Fig Newton trays). I glued a magnet strip to the front of the upper tray. It's a great parking place for needles and my Dritz needle threader. Best of all, I can take the Caboodle box anywhere, from craft corner to living room, from home to a long weekend out of town! All in all, it's an ideal system for me.

What about you? How do you keep your stitching supplies organized and handy? Leave a comment below, or send a photo to It will be fun to share our ideas and handy hints.

Happy stitching!


  1. I use trays that are made for serving breakfast in bed. I can usually lay out all of the floss skeins in a row with my chart and fabric on top of them and cover the whole thing with a dish towel to keep it dust free when I am not working on the project. DH likes to go to yard sales and knows to pick up any nice trays he sees so I can have many projects going at once.
    Your Caboodles box looks like a perfect project keeper.

  2. When i was in school they would make us but a fisherman box just like yours.. but it was beige.. so mine end up with cartoon covered by epoxy glue..i did lend it to someone.. never saw it again.. don't make yours that cute ;)

  3. I have an attache bag, it is pretty big and has a lot of pockets to put things in. on the front flap I put my magnetic board with its magnets, and there is plenty of room in side for a large project and pockets for pencils, highlighters and pockets for thread scissors you name it... and I am a klutz so nice that it water proof when closed.


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