Hi guys! I hope you all are enjoying your week so far! I am getting ready to start wrapping things soon! I love to wrap presents so I am super excited! Today I am going to share a fun bedside caddy with you. It’s super easy! This caddy idea comes from a vintage 1962 issue of Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Ideas Magazine. I loved the one in the issue and wanted to use bedsheet fabric, but then I noticed that I could just use a pillowcase to make the caddy. Check it out:
Here’s What You Need:
*Sewing Machine and Thread
*Ruler and Marking Pen
Here’s The Original:
To start press your pillowcase. Lay flat. Fold the bottom open edge up about half way or a little over itself. Pin the sides together. Mark a line on the short side down the middle or however wide you wish your large pockets to be. Then mark a space horizontally for the glasses pocket about 3.5″ from the bottom folded edge. Now you are ready to sew. Topstitch along the side seam as close to the edge as you can. Then stitch the other side seam. Then stitch along the lines you drew to make the pockets. Clip all excess threads. Stick the closed half of the bedside caddy in between your mattress and box spring or between the mattress and bed frame.
Isn’t it cute! I love that there is no cutting and seam finishing involved! This makes it so easy and really pretty quick to whip up. And the pillowcase layers make double pockets so it is wonderful for storage. I used vintage pillowcases, but of course you can use any kind of pillowcase you have on hand or like. These make great gifts for just about anyone on your list. I hope you’ll give it a try sometime. I’ll be back tomorrow with another gift idea. Until then…