Dads will appreciate this convenient couch caddy! It helps organize all the remote controls and keeps them within reach! It’s easy, quick to sew and makes a great Father’s Day gift!
- Babyville Boutique® Black and White Chevron PUL, approx. 2/3 yard (measurements determined by your sofa or chair arm measurements)
- Babyville Boutique White PUL
- Babyville Boutique Fold Over Elastic (FOE) in White
- Dritz® Fray Check™
- Omnigrid® Scissors
- Measuring Tape
- Polyester Batting
1. To determine the size of the Couch Caddy, measure across the arm of your sofa to determine the length of your caddy. Measure from the inside of arm to the outside to find the length you need for the caddy. Optional: For a standard-sized Couch Caddy, cut one 14ʺ x 24ʺ long strip from each -black and white chevron PUL, white PUL and batting. For pocket, cut one from chevron PUL 14ʺ x 6ʺ and proceed to Step 4.
2. Place your remote controls side by side to measure the width of your caddy.
3. Using the measurements determined above, cut one piece of black and white chevron PUL for the front of the caddy and one piece of white PUL for the back. Also, cut 1 piece of batting to the same size. For the Couch Caddy pocket, cut one piece of chevron PUL the same width as the front PUL, making sure the height of the pocket piece will accommodate up to the middle of your shortest remote control item.
4. For the pocket fabric, encase white Fold Over elastic over top 14ʺ edge and use a wide zigzag to sew it on. Do not stretch when stitching.
5. To assemble the caddy, layer the 3 caddy pieces as follows: white PUL (laminate side up), batting, then chevron PUL (right side up). Position pocket piece on the right side of the chevron PUL, aligning it so the sides and bottom edges are even. Pin all layers together.
6. Baste around the entire layered caddy 3/8ʺ from edge, making sure to remove pins as you stitch.
7. Next, line your remotes along the pocket piece, and mark vertical lines for each remote’s pocket section. Be sure to give each section enough room so remotes are easy to insert and remove. Machine stitch each section line, making sure to backstitch at beginning and end of stitching. On each pocket section, add another row of stitching 1/8ʺ away from first stitching line. Note: For a standard-sized Couch Caddy, measure in from the left side 4½ʺ and sew 2 lines of stitches as above. Then measure in from the right side 4½ʺ and sew 2 lines of stitches.
8. Encase the caddy edges with the white FOE, and use a wide zigzag to attach it. Start along bottom and continue around, pivoting at each corner. Make sure all layers are completely encased in the FOE. Overlap end of FOE with beginning edge and zigzag across end. Use Fray Check to seal the cut edge. Optional: You can cut and stitch FOE to each side instead of continuously stitching all the way around. Start with attaching the side pieces, then add the top and bottom pieces, overlapping at corners. Make sure all the layers are completely encased. Use Fray Check on each cut edge of FOE.
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