Saturday, March 17, 2012

DIY Sewing Organizer

I know I said I would be back Wednesday with my project, but I got a little caught up with work and am just now getting to post. I found this project on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to do something similar to it, but hers was a little too complicated for me, being that I've only sewed a couple of things. So I waited until my Memaw was in town and showed her the tutorial. This is what we came up with.

I love it! We just made the easy version of this tutorial. I used Muslin and a cute fabric from Hobby Lobby. I used the same iron-on interfacing as the tutorial. I started by sewing the pockets onto the right side of the muslin first.
See that blue line? That is where I sewed a straight line down. I started at the top, went down a couple stitches, then back-stitched, then went all the way down and back stitched again. I also went all the way around the patterned fabric before sewing the whole thing.

Then I ironed on the interfacing on the other piece of muslin.
Then I made my stack of pieces ready to sew. I placed the piece above with the interfacing side down. Then I placed my other piece of muslin with the pockets, pocket side down and pinned it all! Then I started at the top corner and made my way around. When I got back to the top I left about a five inch opening so I could turn it all right-side out then top stitch it. I really like how it turned out! I also made a pincushion like the above tutorial did but haven't stuffed it yet.
So make sure to go visit Sherry, Katie, Erin, and Cassie and check out their cool projects!
Have a wonderful weekend! And Happy St. Patrick's day! :)

1 comment:

  1. Cool! I bet that makes it a ton easier to find everything you need while sewing. Somehow my scissors always get buried underneath fabric.

    Thanks for linking up with the Winter Pinterest Challenge!

    Erin @ The Great Indoors