Bree’s Box Toiletry Caddy – Elastic Loop Hack!

Bree's Box Toiletry Caddy - Elastic Loop Hack!Pattern hack party time! As soon as I got my hands on the Bree’s Box Toiletry Caddy pattern I knew instantly it was going to be hacked to carry nail polish. It’s my second addiction to fabric 😉 With this hack, I’ll show you how to add elastic loops to your inner lining gusset to keep those polishes safe inside! This hack is also excellent for essential oil lovers too!

Not familiar with the Bree’s Box Toiletry Caddy tote bag pattern? Not to worry! You can find it here. Plus! There’s also a full length video tutorial available for this pattern as well! Click here to find out more!

What you’ll need!

  • Completed exterior of your Bree’s Box Toiletry Caddy
  • Your lining gussets and base
  • Elastic that is 14.5 long

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Quick tip before we start – I’m using Ripstop Nylon. One side is slightly slippery, this is your waterproof side and you want it facing towards the INSIDE of your bag for ease of cleaning!

First step we need to do is place our elastic 1.5″(4cm) up from the bottom of your gusset.

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Sew the ends and middle in place going over the stitching a few times to secure the elastic.

Step 2 - Bree's Box Toiletry Caddy - Elastic Loop Hack - Andrie Designs

Next we need to sew the sections to slide everything into. For most standard nail polishes and essential oil bottles 1.75″ (4.5cm) works great. Feel free to adjust to suit your needs!

Step 3 - Bree's Box Toiletry Caddy - Elastic Loop Hack - Andrie Designs

Repeat for the other side of your gusset.

Step 3b - Bree's Box Toiletry Caddy - Elastic Loop Hack - Andrie Designs

Now go ahead and assemble your lining as per Creating Your Lining – Step 23 in the pattern and complete your Caddy. (Side note – I left out my inner pocket to let the nail polish shine for this tutorial!)

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Place your nail polish or oils inside and now you’re all organized!

Finished - Bree's Box Toiletry Caddy - Elastic Loop Hack - Andrie Designs

This is excellent for travelling or even just for storage. You’ll never have to worry about spilling again! Also in case you are wondering, with every pocket stuffed with a bottle of nail polish inside, it doesn’t distort the shape at all!
Done - Bree's Box Toiletry Caddy - Elastic Loop Hack - Andrie Designs
Bonus tip – use Insul-Bright fleece instead of foam to turn your caddy into a lunch box! With the flip open lid, it’s perfect to carry your food and snacks inside!
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Are you ready to carry your oils safely with this hack? I know I’ll be making many more like this for my ever growing nail polish addiction!

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