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The Art Caddy

Format PDF (Download Only)
Author Gingercake
Price $8.00
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Does your child's art area look like a big mess? Not very inspiring for a young artist! I got so tired of picking all those papers and trying to find the scissors for the 100th time that I designed this cute tote to help them get organized.

This is a PDF pattern. All of my patterns are designed for beginning to advanced sewers. You can make this as simple or complicated as you like. It is full of pictures and easy to ready instructions. The art caddy measures 8.5" x 5.5" x 10". It is constructed of several layers of interfacing and batting. You will need about 1 yard total of fabric. It is sturdy and yet flexible to fit all sorts of items. It has a crayon pocket that fits up to 18 crayons. There are 7 additional pockets to organize all you odds and ends. The inside is spacious and sturdy to hold a few folders or a bunch of coloring books.

Another nice feature of this pattern is that you can make one for your kids and then make one for yourself and your crafts! It also makes a beautiful gift for your favorite artist- just fill it up with art essentials and you are ready to go!

*Note: These are downloadable instructions and patterns for making an art caddy. Since it is a download, a window will open to download and when you are signed into your user account at the time of purchase, it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase.

by Hall, Marni
on March 6th, 2016

I used this to make crochet bags for my girls and their piano teacher (who also taught them to crochet). I made it longer and wider, but that was easy to do. Great pattern!

by K. Wiederhold Wong
on October 10th, 2015

Love this pattern, was wondering if you can maybe add the exact measurements of each piece? I'm asking to make sure I taped the pieces together correctly. may be easier then printing out a bunch of pattern pieces. Thank you!

by Dillashaw, Patricia
on March 30th, 2014


by Butler, Angie
on March 12th, 2013

I made this for a gift for a very crafty child and she absolutely loved it. Thank you for the wonderful pattern!!

by kerryanne11
on December 25th, 2012

I made one of these for a friend in her 70's that teaches art to nursing home patrons. She loved it.

by Philley, Beth
on December 10th, 2012

love it

by KathyP
on July 19th, 2012

I made four of these for grandkids. Even the boys use them and love them.

by addii, addii
on May 31st, 2012

very nice pattern

by Schlachter, Amy
on April 17th, 2012

I thought this was kind of difficult. They did turn out great, but the inside definitely isn't perfect and ends up looking a bit messy. I may make it slightly differently if I make one in the future.

by Mitchell, Lynn
on April 7th, 2012


by Eader, Christin
on March 22nd, 2012

I made several for my daughter's preschool friends for their birthdays! Easy to personalize and fill with super cute stuff! The kids loved them!

by Mason, Roberta
on March 8th, 2012

My kids love these!

by perry, misty
on February 17th, 2012

so happy to finally have a place to store crayons and coloring books that is easily portable!

by Schindler, Julie
on January 27th, 2012

I have made a bunch of these for birthday presents. They are so fun. I even made one for my Grandma's 90th birthday. I embroidered a grandchild's name on each pocket. She loved it! It does take awhile to make but is so worth it!

by Gilbert, Karen
on January 11th, 2012

It's a nice pattern but a lot of pieces to cut out. Kids love the caddy. They make a great gift!

by Renee M.
on January 5th, 2012

Adorable design but don't expect to whip these out in an hour. If you take your time you will be very happy with the results.

by Karyn
on August 1st, 2001

I've made 2 of these art caddies now! They take some time to make but my daughter and niece love them and have used them a ton already! Worth the effort for sure!


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