Sunday, February 14, 2016

Rollie Pollie Organizer by Sarah Gido

Rollie Pollie lying open showing the four detachable zipper pouches.


A few months ago I had the pleasure of testing a delightful organizer pattern created by Sarah Gido of Cozy Nest Designs consisting of four detachable zip pouches that attach to a base with hook and loop tape. Rollie Pollie rolls up to make a compact unit. The flap closes with hook and loop tape. Thge pattern gives the option of using a d-ring or a nice grommet on the top to hang on a door or hook. You can see that I chose to use the grommet.  The pattern includes three sizes listed below. The pattern can be obtained in both PDF or paper formats here or by clicking on the Cozy Nest Designs link on the right of this post.

Finished Sizes - (width x height x depth)
 Small: 8" x 4.75" x 5"
 Medium: 9" x 5.5" x 5.5"
 Large: 10" x 5.75" x 6.5"

Rollie Pollie Organizer folded closed showing the front exterior

Rollie Pollie Organizer from the side showing how it rolls into a neat, compact unit
Rollie Pollie hanging on a hook on a door
I chose to make the small size using vintage cotton and cotton blend fabrics from my stash. I opted not to add the handle.

Sarah's directions are clear and easy to follow. It is a fun project to sew and very useful, Choose the size you need for cosmetics, sewing supplies, crochet or knitting supplies, or other treasures. It makes a great organizer for traveling. Make all three sizes for a great travel set.

Until next time, may you sew with joy, stay healthy and be filled with God's awesome blessings!
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3 comments:

  1. I recently bought this pattern in hopes of replacing my travelling toiletry bag which looks pretty much the same but without the "removability". Your Rollie Pollie looks very cheery! What would you say was the most challenging part of the project?

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    1. Sewing the ends of the pouches was probably the most challenging. But it still wasn't difficult. Measure and cut everything carefully. Read through the pattern and follow it step-by-step and you will do fine. Even using the pattern in its testing stage, Sarah's directions were clear and easy to follow. Have fun. Look forward to seeing your new Rollie Pollie!

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