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The Smart Sofa Station

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Make your own multi-craft armchair organiser, to keep everything together so you can happily stitch in peace.

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The Smart Sofa Station

If you love crafting on the sofa, this is for you.

Don't you just love that cosy feeling of curling up on the couch under a quilt and working on a hand-stitched project?

Add a cup of tea, a roaring fire and the sound of rain drizzling on the windows... for me that's a perfect evening!

As I've stitched through the years, my most treasured projects have been created on my couch.

Whether it's English paper piecing, cross-stitching, crocheting, or binding a quilt my sofa has been a haven of restful productivity.

But nothing steals my peaceful vibe more than being surrounded by clutter, and nothing ruins my stitching flow as much as losing my scissors!

Surely there could be a better way to have an organised armchair??

Something with pockets and sections and interchangeable parts that would suit whatever I was working on at the time!?

The ideas came flooding in once I started working on fixing the problem.

I wanted my ultimate organiser to hold a lot of stuff in many different ways, and so I worked at designing just that.

I needed a multifunctional organiser, that works hard for me so I don't have to.

I've been using my version for over 6 months now, and it's revolutionised my productivity...

I can find everything, store everything, and even fold it up and put it away fully loaded when I'm done for the night. I'm enjoying my neat space and feel more relaxed and productive than ever before.

Now, I'm excited to share this with you...

If you've ever used your sofa arm as a pincushion or lost your scissors down the side of your chair, then the Smart Sofa Station is the solution for you!

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Meet Ali Phillips
Sewist & Pattern Designer

Ali Phillips is an Australian sewist and entrepreneur with a passion for family, creativity, and organisation.

Customise the pockets for your current project

From English paper piecing, to hand quilting, to crochet, you can design your sofa station to meet whatever craft you're working on. With 5 pocket options included, customise your configuration to perfectly fit your tools.

Optimise your workflow with magnetic attachments

The top features a magnetic base that has a boxed pincushion and needle minder that snap securely to it. Stick your pins in the pincushion, and rest your needle dependably on the needle minder when you put it down. Use these interchangeably or remove them whenever they're not needed.

Safe, hidden storage for all your pointy notions

Where will you store those pesky pins and needles when you're done for the night? This novel needle-keeper lets you simply tuck them safely away in their own dedicated, distinctive home. No more sitting on pins. No more hedgehog sofa arms!

Feedback & reviews

"Having the videos makes such a difference to achieving a finished product. Ali has made this look easy & achievable, a wonderful pattern & easy to follow videos. Thank you so much for taking the time to record the videos."

Ruth B.

"I've said it all before but this is such a fantastic pattern; beautiful, full of detail, lots of photos and different ways to personalise it so that you can really get the most out of your sewing buddy. I used up some scraps to make my larger pocket and I love the colour it brings."

Katie H.

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Fabric & Materials


  • 1/3 yard solid or low volume fabric
  • 1/3 yard coordinate pattern fabric
  • 1/3 yard (back)


  • 3-4 Fat 8ths in various coordinates
  • 6” x 4” in various coordinates (several small pieces)


  • Fat Quarter for binding



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