How to Make a Tin Can Caddy

Author: Carrie Newman  

How to utilise an old tin to make a bright and colourful caddy

Empty tins or cans can (pardon the pun) be the Mother of many Sewing Hacks. From sewing to painting there are a zillion!
For so many of the Fabric Caddies, Bucket, Storage Bag varieties out there I've always found one general problem no matter what I made them out of. I've used Jeans, Canvas and all kinds of Batting and still I always found it difficult to keep them standing. They would always fall to one side and/or scrunch up. Here is a popular way of still using your fabric and a Tin Can for the frame. 

While messing around with the pattern I've discovered that they can be fun but the price of a Tin Can can be expensive if you are not using the ingredients.  I actually used a can of Iced Tea & my sons Coffee can that were purchased from Costco who have a number of products in large cans at their warehouses, GO Costco!!
So my idea is have one Tin Can but make covers that can change with the season, theme, holiday or any room in the house! Not only is this a great idea for your Sewing and Quilting Notions but can also be used in the bathroom for hairbrushes, combs, makeup etc etc. Now there's an idea! Will be posting some pictures of a few I've made.

The Pattern can also be Download for FREE on our online store. 

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The first Caddy can be used for all those pens and pencils that you have lying around. Features Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Fabrics
A Caddy for the Bathroom. A great place to put all those items that generally get scattered over the Bathroom top
Kids by their nature make a mess of their rooms. This Caddy oozes FUN and gives them all an incentive to put their rulers, pencils etc into it. They will be impressed. It features fabric from the Disney Range of Frozen - Sisters Skating with Olaf as its main character which is stocked in our store
Lastly this is a Xmas Caddy, switch your commonly used one at this time of Year to give your room a festive feel.


Comments (4)


2 March 2017
Rattling nice pattern and good subject matter, hardly anything else we need D. ekdkdefkbkkcddde

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2 March 2017
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2 March 2017
Very good blog post.Really thank you! Fantastic. gdcedefgfgbe

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19 April 2016
I have been looking for a tutorial for so long. Thanks for sharing. Ina Kruger (South Africa)

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