DIY Organizer

Hi There. I am Marni from Haberdashery Fun. I am happy to be here today sharing my mini holiday card organizer. I love Thanksgiving and the ENTIRE month of December. To me it means receiving Christmas cards from loved ones near and far. Every year the cards pile up on our kitchen counter, so this year I thought I would make a card holder.

DIY ORGANIZER

DIY Organizer

Good news, make this organizer in a neutral color and you can use it all year around.. This is a perfect fat quarter project, so it won’t cost too much to create.

SUPPLIES

  • 2 Fat quarters
  • Clear vinyl
  • Double fold bias tape- store bought or homemade
  • Sewing machine and sewing supplies
  • Rotary cutter and cutting mat
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Paper and pens
  • Child size clothing hanger

Materials Needed

STEPS

Lay the child size hanger on the paper and trace around the edge. Lengthen the bottom edge approximately 16″. Draw parallel lines from the sides of the hanger. Add 3/8″ seam allowances around all edges, excluding the bottom edge.

1. lay the hanger..Trace

Pin the pattern to each fat quarter and cut out. Cut 2 of the same pieces.

2. Pin the pattern to each fat quarter

Double check the organizer length is even on both fabric pieces. If needed trim the bottom edge with a rotary cutter so they match completely. Turn under the bottom edge 1/2″ and press with an iron. Place into a sewing machine and topstitch. Repeat on the other fabric piece.

3. Double check length..Turn under bottom edge

On one side only – turn under the top curved edge 1/2″ and press with an iron. Place into a sewing machine and topstitch. This becomes the FRONT of the organizer.

4. One side only..Turn under top curved edge one side only

Lay vinyl onto cutting mat. Cut 3 strips measuring 12-3/4″ x 4″. These become the pockets.

5. Lay vinyl on cutting mat

Cut 3 pieces of bias tape, each measuring 13″ in length. Pin bias tape to one edge of the vinyl strip. Place into sewing machine and edgestitch down. Repeat for the other 2 strips of vinyl. Trim ends if needed.

6. Cut 3 pieces of bias tape

Lay front piece of organizer right side up. Place the 3 strips of vinyl on top. Adjust strips evenly, make sure to start first vinyl strip approximately 5″ down from top edge. This is so that the cards do not hang over the top. Place into sewing machine and edge stitch down. Optional – stitch down the center of each vinyl piece.

7. Lay front piece of oragnizer

Cut another piece of bias tape measuring 52″. Pin to one end of the organizer. Make sure to leave a tail at least 1″ long. Place into sewing machine and edge stitch down. Turn tails under and stitch.

8. Cut another piece of bias tape measuring 52

That’s it! Easy right? Now place your hanger inside the organizer and you are good to go!

9. Place hanger inside

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Happy Sewing.

2 Comments
  1. Agh Craft Snob!! Thanks for having me :)

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