If, like me, you tend to accumulate projects-in-progress, you might want to stitch up a bunch of these easy oilcloth holders. They keep all the needed supplies together, neat and tidy, and they’re structured so little things can’t easily fall out. They store easily on a shelf or in a bin, and when you’re ready to craft, you can read the handy hanging tag to find the project you want.


  • 1/2 yard oilcloth or tablecloth vinyl See note below.
  • Scrap of 8 mil clear vinyl (optional)
  • Downloadable tag pattern
  • Pearl cotton embroidery floss or baker’s twine
  • Chenille needle large eye, sharp point
  • Large sew-through button
  • Scissors
  • Pinking shears or decorative-edge scissors
  • Masking tape
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread

Materials Note: If you want to make a lot of Project Keepers on the cheap, watch your local thrift stores for vinyl tablecloths.