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Saturday, 28 February 2015

New Pattern Release: Gadget Grab 'n' Go!

Gadget Grab 'n' Go by eSheep Designs
My spin on the multi-zip organizer...
A couple weeks back, I promised that I'd have a pattern available for my take on the multi-zip organizer. So here it is... introducing the Gadget Grab 'n' Go.

It's smaller than the "other" multi-zip organizers out there, primarily because it's designed to be an electronics gadget carry-all. (Not to pigeon-hole it by any means, as I'm sure you can come up with plenty of other uses for something like this. My tester Nekane used it to cart around her jewelry on a recent vacation!)

I have done what I consider to be my usual thorough job with this PDF pattern. Like my previous ones, it is fairly lengthy at 37 pages — with 3 pages of actual pattern pieces — but the length is mainly due to the inclusion of more than 75 photos to supplement the detailed sewing and assembly instructions.

Gadget Grab 'n' Go by eSheep Designs
A sampling of some of the  pages from my Gadget Grab 'n' Go pattern...

The Gadget Grab 'n' Go organizer features a diagonal external zip closure that gives it a totally unique and funky look. Inside, you'll find two zippered pockets that act as dividers to create three other storage compartments. It is perfect for carting around small electronics like cell phones, eReaders, mp3 players, personal gaming systems (do kids still play Nintendo?) and their various memory and SIM cards, batteries, cables and chargers. Want to see a couple more? I made two others for a cousin for gift-giving.

As a bonus, this pattern includes tips on how to resize, add pockets, and create the version with the straight zipper closure! How cool is that?

Gadget Grab 'n' Go by eSheep Designs
BONUS... pattern includes the specs for the straight zipper closure variation also!

How Big is this Thing?

The Gadget Grab 'n' Go is approximately 7" x 4" x 4.5" (or 18cm x 10cm x 11.5cm). It's a really forgiving pattern, so your actual results might vary depending on how well you adhere to the seam allowances. It can also store a lot, as you can see here.

Gadget Grab 'n' Go by eSheep Designs
All of the stuff on the right can be stored inside the Gadget Grab 'n' Go...

Note: In actual use, it is best to keep this organizer filled to capacity. If loosely packed, things may fall out of the two end compartments when you pick it up by the "handle".

Who is this Project For?

I would say this is an "intermediate beginner and up" project. It's not inherently difficult when broken down into its component parts, but it may be intimidating for an absolute beginner. That said, I have provided a lot of photos to back up the instructions so I don't want to strike fear in the heart of anyone. I would say that if you have sewn a lined, zippered pouch recently, you should have no trouble recognizing how this should be put together. The binding that goes around the perimeter may pose a bit of a challenge, but it's something that you can only learn by doing, so there you go.

Gadget Grab 'n' Go by eSheep Designs
Interior of the Gadget Grab 'n ' Go...

How Long Will this Project Take?

That really depends on how much experience you have. I can guarantee that if you've made something similar before, you will be able to fly right through the construction in a few hours. If you've never done anything like it before and your sewing experience is not so great, it could take you a couple of days. Most people will likely be able to complete the project within a day.

What do I Need to Make this Project?

Requirements for this project:
  • 1 yard/metre of non-directional print fabric in total (although you will probably want to use two or more different fabrics for this)
  • Two 7" (18cm) standard nylon zippers
  • Pellon Peltex or combination of both Decor Bond & fusible fleece of your choice - 16" x 6.5" (40.5cm x 16.5cm)
  • One 18" (46cm) nylon zipper (a separating zipper will make it easier to sew, but it's not necessary)
  • Decor Bond (or medium weight fusible interfacing of your choice) - 8" x 10" (20.5cm x 25.5cm)
  • Pins, binder clips, scissors, marking pen, iron, rotary cutter & mat, etc.
  • Zipper foot
  • Matching/contrasting thread

Want the pattern?
If you can wait for me to send it to you (within 24 hours;
please check your SPAM folder if not in receipt after that time),
use the PayPal button below to purchase this PDF directly from me:

Select PDF Pattern for Purchase

If you want immediate access and don't mind paying a higher price,
you can purchase from my Makerist Shop.

NOTE: Due to the nature of digital products, all PDF sales are final and non-refundable.


If you are "sew" inclined, feel free to make and sell as many Gadget Grab 'n' Gos as you care to; I only ask that you credit me and this blog by attaching the following card to the item.

eSheep Designs swing tag


  1. The Grab n Go may well prevent the mess of cables etc when I travel. Have just purchased the pattern. Won't have time to make it for ages, but now on my never ending To Do list.

  2. LOVE this bag!!! Thanks for the awesome pix! It is def going into my "Need To Purch" folder!!!


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