Slowly but surely, I am working away at a few projects that have been stacked in my sewing room for a really long time. One of them is a custom wall organizer inspired by this one I saw on s.o.t.a.k handmade. I have some specific size requirements so I knew I would need to make the pattern to my own dimensions - probably why it has been ignored for so long..
I usually have zero confidence in my ability to sew 3D items like this organizer so I decided to just pull some older fabric from my stash - that way if I messed up, I wouldn't be disappointed.
Once I drafted up my dimensions, it was time to start cutting and sewing. First up was figuring out the curved pockets for the front. Svetlana provides a template but my organizer is a bit wider and I wanted a bit different shape.
Thanks to the great tutorial, it went together pretty easily. I did decide to use fusible fleece rather than the stiff interfacing suggested. It worked pretty well but I might try the stiffer interfacing in the pockets next time. Once I finished up the outer binding it was time to cut and install the grommets.
I have to say, this was a nerve wracking process! I was so afraid I would make a mistake or cut the holes too large. The template and the instructions for these grommets had been lost ages ago so I was on my own.
But take a look! I took my time and everything went together perfectly.
As I was finishing up this project, I realized how great this organizer would be for rulers. I divided the brighter orange pockets in my organizer so the rectangular rulers fit so nicely.
I might just have to make a second one for in my sewing room. So even though I finished up this project, it looks as though I still have the same number of items on my to-do list!
And here it is on the wall. I needed something in the area I meet with clients that holds my patterns and magazines.
I am so pleased with the results!
It was sure a nice confidence booster. Maybe now I can finish up a few other projects I have been dreading...
The weekend is on its way! I still have one more week of my staycation so I am hoping to get a few more projects checked off my list before I go back to working on client quilts. Time is flying by!
A Quilted Passion
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