Simple Abundance Sewing Tray

Simple Abundance TrayIf you find that you do sewing on your lap from time to time, why not make a pretty tray to keep everything in its place?  I made this project for an event, but we didn’t have time to get to it so it has become our first Free Project on the Stash Books blog.

The tray re-purposes an old picture I found at my local consignment store for $10, and turns it into a sweet quick project.  I didn’t replace the glass as I didn’t want the glare, but I may go over it with a clear medium or have a piece of plastic cut to keep the top of the tray smooth.

You can’t see it in the above photo, but the back of the tray has a cutting mat conveniently adhered to it. You could also attach the spools to the bottom of the tray as little feet instead of using them as handles…the possibilities are endless!

Click here to download the Simple Abundance Sewing Tray project instructions.


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  1. Posted May 16, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Permalink


  2. Posted September 13, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

    your color choosing sense is very good i like your post

  3. Linda
    Posted May 13, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    I love the color combos…I will be making this.

  4. Posted April 16, 2010 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    I LOVE this! What a great idea & perfect project for Earth Day!

  5. Modalissa
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    That is adorable. Love the fabric! Thanks for sharing!

  6. ruthmary
    Posted April 5, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    What fun. And I’ve even got some old, large wooden spools that I can use for the handles. See, it really is important to NEVER throw anything away!

  7. Posted April 3, 2010 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Fabulous! Can I teach this as a class at the store?

  8. Posted April 3, 2010 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    Thank you for this wonderful project.. it’s so easy to understand and follow I can’t wait to try it!
    Thank you again for sharing.. Happy Easter! xx

  9. DebbieC
    Posted April 3, 2010 at 6:34 am | Permalink

    Great idea! I can’t wait to try it.

  10. Scarlett Burroughs
    Posted April 3, 2010 at 5:30 am | Permalink

    Nicely done tutorial. Love it!

  11. Mary Sawyer
    Posted April 2, 2010 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

    wow, what a cute and wonderful idea

  12. Susanne Woods
    Posted April 2, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    Hi Lorraine,
    Just click on the link that is in green and it is a pdf tutorial!
    Your wish, is my command *poof*

  13. Posted April 2, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    this is a good idea how about a mini tutorial

  14. Posted April 2, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    I love it! Great idea — pretty and functional :)

  15. Posted April 2, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    Brilliant Idea! Perfect gifts!!

  16. teresa
    Posted April 2, 2010 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    I have some old frames from my mom that would be perfect. Maybe a college gift for my daughter with a nice pen attached instead of a scissors?

  17. Zinnia
    Posted April 2, 2010 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    What a sweet upcycled project! Stunning colors and fabric choices!

  18. Lisa
    Posted April 2, 2010 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    Adorable project!

  19. Megan
    Posted April 2, 2010 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    Your creativity never ceases to amaze me!

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