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Iris Small Hobby Case

  • Small Hobby Case
  • Small Hobby Case
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Iris Small Hobby Case


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Need some big help organizing the small stuff? Our convenient Hobby Case is ideal for organzing art supplies, cosmetics, sewing notions, accessories, tools, fishing equipment or first aid provisions. The possibilities are endless. The tiered divided trays and large open compartment provide multiple storage options. The translucent lid allows easy visibility of stored items.

  • Made from clarified polypropylene
  • Secure snap-lock latch lid
  • Carry handle included



  • 12-3/4" x 7-3/4" x 5-3/4" h

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Iris Small Hobby Case is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 36.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes a Good Toolbox When my daughter was in college I bought her a small set of tools that came in a cheap plastic box. The hinge on the box broke and I was looking for a small toolbox to store the tools in. Surprisingly I couldn't find anything suitable at hardware stores or online. This box works perfectly. The compartments are the right size and the tiers makes it easy to find things. It is also lightweight, easy to carry and takes up little space when stored. I would have preferred a different color but the tools have pink handles so it works.
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful This item has definitely given me my money's worth. I bought it around five years ago, and it is still going strong with a completely different use than what I originally bought it for. It has moved with me to many different apartments, been banged into by other items on the shelves next to it, and even so the closing and latching mechanism has never faltered, and other than some superficial scratches on the top and sides (probably from the banging), it still looks the same as when I bought it. I really appreciate the versatility, since at different times I've used it for jewelry and watch repair supplies, hair supplies, and cosmetics. I have one small suggestion that would make it even more versatile: I wish the trays were just a half inch or even a quarter inch longer from the front to the back. All of the compartments on the lower tray, and the compartment on the far right on the top tray, are almost, but not quite, long enough for the average pencil or retractible pen. I have a large stationery collection, and this tacklebox would be perfect for it, if the trays were just a tiny bit longer. As it is, if I wanted to use this for stationery supplies, most of my pens would only fit on the two long horizontal compartments on the top tray, which isn't convenient for me (then there is nowhere for scissors!). But this makes it great for makeup, since I can use the two longer compartments for eyeliner and makeup brushes, and fill all the other sections with concealer, lipstick, primer, etc. And I realized that the 1 5/8” Amac boxes that the Container Store sells fit perfectly in the bottom section if their lids are removed. I happened to own three of those little bixes, and I now use them to keep hairpins easily accessible. For anyone who is interested, the shorter compartments have an interior length of 5.5 inches. After a brief check with the pens I have laying around, the items that fit perfectly include Sharpies (not the retractible kinds), Pilot Hi-Tec C pens, Pilot Precise V-5 pens, and Uni-ball Signo DX (those are the ones with caps). The items that don't fit (unless you put only one or two pens in each compartment at an angle), but come frustratingly close, include Bic mechanical pencils, Uni-ball Signo UMN-155, Uniball Signo 307, Pilot G-2, and Pilot Juice up pens. So a large Sharpie collection would look adorable in this, but if you like retractible pens and pencils, I think it's better for items that aren't stationery.
Date published: 2018-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice for sewing kit I needed something to store my sewing stuff in. I have buttons, threads, needles, and small things here and there related to sewing. I mainly use this to fix buttons and rips in clothing, very bare basics. This is very easy to use and store. I have a ton of buttons in the bottom drawer and keep rolls of threads and needles in the top drawers. I keep this inside at the top away from my kids, and it is super easy to take out as-needed. I looked at many other such containers to store these items all in one place, but I didn't want to spend crazy time organizing buttons by color or too much time organizing things because I don't use it as often. This lets me dump all the buttons in one place and is wide enough to see all the colors and styles easily. I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay for the price I bought this box about 5-7 years ago. One hinge broke this past year. Then, suddenly, all the other hinges are breaking. I use it for math blocks and so it's used often. It fits the blocks PERFECTLY and for under $20, it does the job, but once the hinges start going, they all start going! The plastic hinges are not strong enough I guess
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size kit I needed something to put my pottery tools in to tote to class. This fit the bill perfectly. Just the right size. Roomy enough for all my odd shaped tools with room to add a few more, too. Love it. Also a big fan of the curb side pickup!
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality - Terrific value This little hobby case is exactly what I was looking for. For my specific needs as a musician, I needed a small "toolbox-like" case with compartments that wasn't heavy. I had seen other similar plastic boxes but the quality was very cheap. The quality of the plastic is sturdy and it closes and latches very well. I love how the lid opens a complete 180 degrees and rests on the table. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a similar product.
Date published: 2016-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great aid I love this hobby case. It has room for bigger things,smaller things, etc. I can finally find all of my knitting needs, pencils, remotes, etc. It blends in with everything around it. I bought 2 or these and I use another one for my make up. Really a great purchase!!!!
Date published: 2016-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This case worked out perfectly for our Math-u-See block set. Really enjoying our purchase.
Date published: 2015-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Kid's Art Bin I used this to organize my daughter's art supplies. Before they were in a large caddy, which got messy quick. This way they are tucked away and she can carry them around easily. I do wish there were more larger compartments, but it has proven to work well so far.
Date published: 2014-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for art students This case is perfect for art students on the go. It's extremely sturdy, can carry some weight and is seriously compact. I use it for all my classes and it has space for all my needs. Definitely get this without hesitation.
Date published: 2014-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Art Supplies I am amazed at how much this small hobby case holds. I travel back and forth between my home and my daughter's home, and wanted something to hold supplies for my art journaling. This holds pens, brushes, acrylic paints, small watercolor and colored pencil sets as well as a small ruler, pair of scissors, erasers, and more. It was just what I wanted!
Date published: 2014-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little organization box I bought this box to organize my son's base 10 block set for school. I absolutely love it!! It has the perfect amount of space for all the counters and it is neatly separated for convenience. He can open the box by himself and tote it around if necessary. Also looks great!
Date published: 2014-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Makeup These are like fishing tackle boxes and work great for makeup and nail care products.
Date published: 2014-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not long enough for our need My daughter has a "billion" rubberbands for her new hobby (bracelet loom). We were looking to condense and organize them into an easy to carry hobby kit. Unfortunately, the loom was an inch longer than this case would carry, so we returned it. We wound up buying a different solution at another retailer because, surprisingly, the solutions at Container Store didn't really meet the need in terms of size and use for a 7-yr-old. It should be noted that local "craft stores" did not have a suitable solution either (even though they sell the rubber band loom and supplies). We wound up buying a solution at a hardware store.
Date published: 2014-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Great for organizing my makeup! Very satisfied with the's better than other options I had been considering. I just may purchase more to hold other items...the possibilities are endless!
Date published: 2013-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for toys I bought these to store little toys. There is enough storage and dividers to put the tiny Disney Princess figurine magiclip clothes, tiny accessories/shoes/etc. It does not have enough space for my child's dolls, but at least it has enough organized space for all the accessories and dresses.
Date published: 2013-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If Your Hobby is Makeup... ...think out of the box. This is a great solution for all of those containers, tubes, and brushes. Wish it came in different colors!
Date published: 2013-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good. Great for craft, sewing, art tools Great product. Well designed. I use mine for my sewing kit. Holds quite a bit. Easy to clean.
Date published: 2013-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great For Math U See!!! I bought this after seeing another mom use it to organize her child's Math U See manipulatives. It holds all of the starter set *and* the completer set with the exception of only a few 100's blocks which I stashed in the back of a drawer. It is a sturdy box, much more solid than I expected. The clasp stays put and the handle doesn't bend when you pick it up. It fits much better on a shelf than my wooden boxes that I bought from MUS about 4 years ago and keeps everything in one spot (rather than needing 2 trays from MUS).
Date published: 2013-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for sewing supplies! I bought the hobby case to organize my sewing supplies (needles, thread, scissors, etc.), as I was getting frustrated with keeping all those items in a small box all jumbled together. The case is perfect, and my supplies fit nicely in all it's little compartments, making it easy for me to find what I need.
Date published: 2012-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Little box Great box for my Math U See manipulatives. Now I can also continue to teach my children to take care of their stuff and to be clean and tidy with their school work. They are very well build and sturdy. I almost did not purchase because of the price. Being a mother of four children 6 and under with a budget has its limits but nothing else was working in my area for storage. I think more people would purchase this if it was a little bit cheaper. Love the box.
Date published: 2012-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful for Many Things I have two of these - one for small office supplies and another for sewing supplies. I only had trouble because sometimes I'd put items in that were too high, so the shelves couldn't close on one another so that the lid could close. This was mostly a problem with the bottom bin because it looks like a lot of space, but the shelves actually nest inside a bit.
Date published: 2012-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great organizer We use this for MUS manipulatives...I love it...we can continue schooling while on trips much easier with this.....
Date published: 2012-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very convenient You can hold so many items neatly. I bought several and they stack well.
Date published: 2012-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little case! We use this case to store math manipulatives and love it! It's portable and very simple to use, with LOTS of little storage compartments.
Date published: 2012-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great for sewing kit I use this for a sewing kit. could be a tad larger, but overall for a non-seamstress like myself, this is fine.
Date published: 2012-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Math U See: Unit Block Organizer We love this hobby case. It's great for organizing our Math U See Unit blocks for homeschooling. I have actually thought of buying another one to use for our son's legos.
Date published: 2012-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good way to corral little craft things I bought this for my daughter, who likes to do craft projects, and this works great for keeping all of her things together - it's easy for her to use, she thinks it's fun, and now we have less stuff laying around the house! Mission accomplished.
Date published: 2012-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect Fit, But a Counter-Hog When Opened I bought this case to house my collection of (mostly) Bare Escentuals cosmetics and brushes. The case is the perfect size for the job. The space between the shelves offers enough clearance for items that are just slightly taller than the dividers, and the bottom of the case easily holds anything that doesn't fit in the shelves. The see-through shelves help me identify the contents quickly, too. When opening the case, it does not feel as sturdy as I expected (the sides fold open somewhat independently so you have to pull very even-handedly), but it's not flimsy either. The biggest drawback is that, contrary to the picture shown, the box does not have a catch for the lid -- it must be opened completely flat unless you hold the lid with your hand or prop it against something. That means that you have to have enough counter/desk/table space to accomodate twice the size of the closed case if you want to leave it open while you access what's inside. Overall, this case is just what I needed to organize a much-neglected part of my morning routine.
Date published: 2011-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Mineral Makeup Storage I needed an inexpensive case to store my mineral makeup. This keeps all of my powdered makeup from being shaken and getting everywhere. Any messes are easily cleaned. There's also plenty of room for my tools (brushes, eyelash curler). No digging through a makeup bag; it's all there. I open the box and have everything at my fingertips in three tiers.
Date published: 2010-12-12
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Community Q&A

Are the expanding hinges made of metal, or white plastic?

Asked by: AliceToronto
Answered by: Halfdozmacs
Date published: 2017-09-16

What is the height of each individual container especially the bottommost one after closing the case? Thank you.

Asked by: supercurious
Both of the internal trays of our Small Hobby Case have an interior height of 7/8".
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2019-11-29
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