Scrap-Ma-Bob Selvedge Edged-ized & Review

Scrap-Ma-Bob Selvedge Edged-ized & Review

I originally got introduced to the ScrapMaBob mug holder thingie when I attended a quilting retreat last year.

My Scrap-Ma-Bob - after getting rid of the horrid black bag that came with it and replacing it with my selvedge edge creation.    It gets compliments every time it gets to go out and play at sew-ins, classes & retreats.
My Scrap-Ma-Bob – after getting rid of the horrid black bag that came with it and replacing it with my selvedge edge creation. It gets compliments every time it gets to go out and play at sew-ins, classes & retreats.

The picture above shows you my primary sewing area in my family room.   At the time this picture was taken, I had just gotten done sewing the machine-side tool organizer that I had made out of selvedge edges.    I normally sew on my Janome Horizon 7700, but for that project, I gave my Ellisimo Gold a little chance to sew instead of embroider.  That’s another story for another day… lol

The main purpose of the picture is to show you the Scrap-Ma-Bob Cup Holder / Trash Bag gizmo.

It clamps on to the side of your table – so in the summer, your drinks don’t condensate and create wet rings on your work area… and it keeps your drink off of your work area entirely!  No chance of spills getting on your work.

At that retreat… it was proven that these hold glasses of wine quite well, too.   🙂    All kidding aside, about 1/3 of the attendees of that weekend get-away had these.   Only one other gal had made a cute bag to replace the black uuuugly bag that comes with it.

IMG_0493Above, you can see the detail of  the clamp mechanism.   One thing to note:  Not shown in the above picture,  there is an opening in the wire “cage” that is designed to accommodate a coffee cup with a handle.   (If you are looking from the top down, and the clamp is at “noon”, the slot for a cup handle is at a comfortable 5 o’clock position.)  See the picture below to see the opening…

 

Cup removed from the holder.  Note the slot in the side that accommodates a coffee mug handle.
Cup removed from the holder. Note the slot in the side that accommodates a coffee mug handle.

All but the largest of the large coffee cups will fit in this.   The diameter of the interior of the mug holder is 4 1/8″ inches across.  The cup shown in my pictures is a very large, tall china latte cup.  (My favorite mug for tea!)

Again, the bag that comes on it is made of a black almost-paper-like fabric (think: those “green” tote bags grocery stores sell).   So it needed to be happier looking if it and I were going to spend time together…..

My incarnation of a Scrap-Ma-Bob bag.
My incarnation of a Scrap-Ma-Bob bag.

I love the look of selvedge edges & dec stitches.

To continue the review… I have folding tables that I usually bring to classes – and this mug holder/trash bag gizmo works on those, too.   The top part of the clamp is covered in a rubber like coating – so it won’t mar your furniture.

I use a Gidget II Table by Arrow as my primary sewing table.  While I am truly 100% satisfied with it, the only thing I wish is that I had a little more space to the right of the machine to put stuff.  But hey… that’s like always wanting a bigger purse.  The more space you have, the more stuff you cram in.   I digress.. lol…    So having the scrapmabob is awesome – being able to get my cup of coffee or cold drink off of the table leaves more room for my sewing notions, phone, etc.

The Scrap-Ma-Bob can be purchased for well under $15 with free shipping on Amazon.com with an Amazon Prime Account.   It was about $12 the last time I checked – what a deal!

Whether or not you modify yours with a different bag, this thing is wonderful to own and would make a great, inexpensive gift for anyone in your world that does crafts or sews.

Lastly,  about Amazon Prime:   In my opinion, if you don’t already have it, you should check out the free trial for a full month.   It’s been a real money saver for me (avoiding shipping costs on almost all of my purchases!) as well as I do enjoy the free TV shows at home as well as on my iPad and iPhone.    I signed up for Prime to try it to avoid shipping charges when I bought my Gidget II Table in 2012 (and that was a relatively heavy box to ship!) , and I have enjoyed it so much that I have renewed.   It’s been a great bargain for me.