I love gadgets! And I have more than my share. I am always on the look out for ways to better organize those gadgets and came up with this:
It starts as a small milk crate type basket that I got at the dollar store:
I think this basket is about 7” square and about 6” deep. I made it with pockets inside and out. On one set of the outside pockets, I added elastic as I wasn’t sure what I would be putting in all the pockets:
These pictures show the organizer from opposite angles. I used ribbons in the corners to secure the flap sides. I did not stitch the corners down as you would when making one of those can organizers because there is a small lip on the edge of the basket and I just felt the ribbon closures would allow the outside flaps to hang more smoothly.
I am considering making another one of these as I already have the basket and I think I’d like to put deeper, narrower pockets that would hold a few different gadgets… I also like that this has the deep space inside for tossing in a pincushion, pieces of fabric of whatever I need to toss in there…. Oh, and yes, I do use the toothbrush in the cleaning of my machine. I find it does a great job of getting all the lint out of the feed dogs and for dusting around knobs and such on the machine.