Picture of Easy Bedside Caddy Made from Two Placemats
This is an easy bedside caddy you can make with two place mats. Everyone has a few things that they need near their bedside, you can make this one in less than 30 minutes.

  • Keeps things organized

Step 1: What Do You Need?

Picture of What Do You Need?
You will need:
  • Two placemats of the same width (I used two identical placemats
  • Pins for keeping the fabric in place
  • Sewing machine or you can hand sew
  • A tape measure or ruler
RealNataliaT8 months ago

Cool! I'm going to make something similar with a few smaller pockets from a handkerchief for little things (like earplugs).

Solskinner (author)  RealNataliaT8 months ago

RealNataliaT, I am glad you liked the Instructable. Post a pic when you do yours.

RNJD49492 years ago
Thank you so much for your great idea. I needed a caddy for four remotes and this was perfect. I don't like to sew so I safety pinned the project all around and for remotes, it works just fine. Thank you again.
Solskinner (author)  RNJD49492 years ago
I'm glad the 'ible was useful and that you hacked it to create a caddy that worked for you!
aie_i3 years ago
love the ideas. will make it one day.. hihihi.. thanks for sharing.. keep it up.. ;)
Solskinner (author)  aie_i2 years ago
Glad you liked the project.
cnash9623 years ago
Thanks for the great idea! I will be making two of these one for each side but the only thing I'm going to add is a piece of velcro (the hard part not the soft) to the part that gets tucked under the mattress so it will grab hold and not slide around.
Solskinner (author)  cnash9623 years ago
Cnash962 velcro is a great idea. Please post if you make one. I would like to see it.
TabbyDeAnne3 years ago
Love your choice in placemats! These are perfect! Great and easy to follow 'ible! Thanks for sharing!
Solskinner (author)  TabbyDeAnne3 years ago
Thanks for checking out my 'ible. Glad you like my choice in placemats and post a picture of your bedside caddy if you make one.
Solskinner (author) 3 years ago
Thanks for all the nice comments! Let me know if you make one, would love to see it!

@Snickerdoodles I bought my placemats on sale too and it is a very inexpensive solution to bedside clutter.
Wow. I love you. They sell placemats at the dollar store so this is a super cheap solution. Thanks!
I love this idea, I like to keep a lot of things on hand near the bed.
I've been meaning to make something like this for years! Placemats are a great idea.
mikeasaurus3 years ago
Neat idea, sure beats the small pile of stuff I have hiding under my bed!
Very cute and very handy!