I have a new year's resolution to get more organized. Since I could no longer open and close the kitchen junk drawer, I decided to start there. This project reminds me a lot of my first sewing project in junior high home economics class. We made locker organizers that hung on the backs of out lockers. I remember that we had to vote on the fabric colors as a class. I got outvoted and we ended up with clownish rainbow stripes. Sigh.
This project is really pretty easy. (Trust me, I've seen junior high boys do it.) It's just a bunch of squares sewn together.
You need: fabric, two wooden dowels, brackets (to fasten organizer to door), ribbon (optional)
1. Cut two squares of fabric to fit the measurements of the door. Don't forget about seam allowance and leave enough room at the top and bottom to fold over and sew pockets for dowels.
2. Put the right sides of the fabric together and sew around the edge. Leave an opening at the bottom and turn the fabric right side out.
3. Fold over the top and the bottom and sew a pocket for your dowels. Leave each end open so the dowel can poke out each side.
4. Cut two squares of fabric for pockets. Obviously you can make any size pocket you want. I cut three fabric pockets the width of the organizer with graduating heights.
5. Sew right sides of pockets together. Leave an opening and turn fabric right side out.
pocket one: flashlight, chalk, measuring tape, markers
pocket two: zip lock bag of take out condiments, dog brush, lint roller
pocket three: bills to be paid, papers to be filed
Everything tucked away behind the door and my kitchen junk drawer closes now. Happy organizing!