New Pattern: The Rollie Pollie Organizer

18 November

Introducing the Rollie Pollie Organizer – and just in time for holiday gift giving!

Update:  See even more photos in the Rollie Pollie Gallery!front cover-02
 This little organizer is so handy, I think everyone on your Christmas list is going to want one.  Just think of all the items you could store in one…perfect for traveling, toys, cosmetics, hair accessories, jewelry and of course, sewing and quilting supplies!  I designed it in 3 sizes so you can pick the right one for your stuff, or, make all three!

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Here are the interior pouches so you can compare the small, medium and large sizes

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Just a sampling of what can fit in a medium size Rollie Pollie. I could have put a few more smaller items as well.

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One of my favorite features is that all of the four interior pouches detach.  I think this will be very handy while traveling. Going to the beach? Grab your “beach pouch,” you know, the one with the sunscreen, lip balm, etc. and away you go!

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made by Synthia Gerritson


made by Alyssa Carrion of Keep Calm & Carrion

The Rollie Pollie can hang using your choice of a d-ring or a grommet.  The zippers are positioned at the top of the pouches so items will stay inside even when it’s hanging. gwen's rollie pollie2melisa jane

Even the man in your life is going to want one!  

When you are on the go, roll it up! A Velcro strip keeps it closed –  nice and tidy.  gwen's collage3

A handle on the side lets you easily carry it around.2015-11-18 13.38.09


Made by Alyssa Carrion of Keep Calm & Carrion

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And it’s really cute all rolled up!


made by Judith Clauss


made by Synthia Gerritson

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by Nancy of BabyRozen

by Nancy of BabyRozen

When you don’t need it, just fold it flat and store it away.12247142_10154284591558368_8409875047268779845_n

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Store it flat when not in use.

gwenI think you will find that it’s a fun project to make and a great item to have around.  I hope you enjoy it.

Please be sure to share your creations with me on my Facebook page, use: #rolliepollieorganizer and #cozynestdesign. Or, you can send your photos to




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19 Responses to “New Pattern: The Rollie Pollie Organizer”

  1. Barb November 21, 2015 at 8:28 am #

    Brilliant, love it!! When I get home I am going to go online to purchase!!! Looks like a great fat quarter project!!!

    • Sarah November 21, 2015 at 7:01 pm #

      Oh yeah! I’m so glad you like it! I hope you will share your creation me – I love seeing everyone’s fabric choices.

  2. Rochelle @ eSheepDesigns February 17, 2016 at 7:17 pm #

    Sarah, I\’ve been playing with this design on and off (mostly off) for the past year and a half and now here you\’ve done it up so nicely! I still want to make mine with some vinyl so that I can see the contents of each pouch, but now I won\’t have to make a pattern since I\’ll just buy yours!

    • Sarah February 17, 2016 at 9:24 pm #

      Thanks Rochelle! I agree vinyl is a great idea! I have had it on my “to do” list to write a tutorial on that but cant’ seem to carve out the time to do it. Maybe you will come up with just how it should be done! Have fun with the pattern and let me know if you have any questions! sarah

  3. Karen W November 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm #

    What about a stitched-on vinyl pocket for a label to be inserted (stitched down on 3 sides only). That way you can list what\’s inside w/o having everything visible? I also think embroidering monograms/ intended-use theme designs on the outsides, too!
    Wish I\’d known about these earlier! I only have 2 wks before leaving on a month-long visit for the holidays w/ kids & grandkids! I think every one of them would have wanted one!

    • Sarah Gido November 19, 2016 at 7:48 am #

      Yes! Those are all great ideas, Karen! I am sure you family would have loved – maybe you can get a jump on next years gifts! Enjoy your trip!

  4. Syuhaida September 18, 2017 at 3:44 am #

    Hye..where can i find the rollie pollie pattern for download?

  5. Marie Mallan January 20, 2018 at 7:47 am #

    Purchased pattern specifically for online tutorial but clicking links does not work Any suggestions Marie Mallan

  6. Susan Kapke February 19, 2018 at 4:26 pm #

    Hello! I printed my pattern out some time ago and am just now realizing the 2\” test square is about 1/16 bigger on 2 sides. I\’m thinking it won\’t be a problem but thought I would check with you!

    • Sarah Gido February 20, 2018 at 6:35 am #

      Hi Susan
      Thanks for getting in touch. Yes, I have seen this happen especially when the pattern is open in a browser window vs. Adobe Reader. I can’t imagine such a small amount would be problematic but you might cut the pieces out just inside the line vs. right on the line as an added precaution. Let me know how you get on! Best, Sarah

  7. Debbie Trotter March 1, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

    I just made a pratice pouch for the rollie pollie bag. My lines fold lines don\’t match very well and I ended up with a tuck in the side seam so I was drawing this out on a piece of paper with the fold lines and the placement of the side pieces. Is it possible for me to email you what I am showing to make sure this is right?

    • Sarah Gido March 1, 2018 at 1:23 pm #

      Hi Debbie,
      Thanks for contacting me. You are welcome to email me the photo at I will keep an eye out for your email. Best, Sarah

  8. Marie Mallan April 2, 2018 at 4:05 am #

    Thanks so much .I am really enjoying seeing all the elements coming together. This helped a lot

  9. Barbara April 12, 2018 at 8:28 pm #

    I haven\’t started one yet. I was hoping that there would be a You-Tube video sew-along, but I have not found one. Would someone consider doing one for those of us that are visual learners?

  10. LESCHELLE TANA December 3, 2019 at 1:47 pm #

    Hi, I have bought the pattern and hope to make about 8 of these before Christmas day. for kids and adults. Should be an interesting challenge as I have never made anything like it or even used some of the mentioned materials. I may have to email for advice but I\’m sure after the first one, I will fly through the others.
    I love this design. I plan to use some iron on vinyl to personalize them. I will share my efforts when finished.

    • Sarah Gido December 4, 2019 at 10:37 am #

      Hi Leschelle!
      Thanks for purchasing the pattern! Yes, I would say you are taking on a challenge in cranking these out so soon. But, I am confident that you can do it! In any case, I hope you enjoy the process and that the lucky recipients enjoy them for many years to come!

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