craft satchel

Guest blogger: Nat from ByNight


Hi everyone! I’m Nat from the blog ByNight.  I live in Belgium, a tiny, mini, little European country. I am a graphic designer during the day and a self-taught sewer at night and you have no idea how happy and honored I am to be here with you today as it is pretty much thanks to’s inspiring features, great tutorials or amazing guests that I learned how to sew a couple of years ago… It now seems totally natural that I, too, share a tutorial with you all.

A few weeks ago, my friend’s daughter had her 6th birthday and since every time I see her all she wants to do is draw, paint or make collages, I made her this creativity suitcase so she could carry her art supplies everywhere she goes. What I hadn’t expected is that many of my blog readers would kindly ask me how I did it as they wanted one for their kids or even themselves. I had no other choice to promise them to write a tutorial for it… whenever ;-) Kathreen’s invitation to be here today seemed like the perfect moment.

This Creative Suitcase fits an A4 (letter sized copy) paper block. It has many pockets for your markers and colored pencils. You can also slip in some scissors, a watercolor box, a smaller drawing book or some crayons. It also has a removable zippered pouch where you’ll want to put the supplies you just can’t live without…

Download the detailed 12 page tutorial and pattern as a pdf document here.
I hope this tutorial will help you all to feel artistic anywhere and any time…
Merci Kathreen, for having me over!

[Head on over to Nat’s blog ByNight where she has a French version of this tutorial.]