5.30.2010

Hanging Wall Organizer Tutorial

Hanging Wall Organizer Tutorial - Quilting Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting in the Rain

Hanging Wall Organizer Tutorial - Quilting Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting in the Rain

I made this organizer as a wedding gift for a friend of mine. It has three deep pockets and a smaller pocket at the top. The smaller pocket has three compartments within it, as shown in the 2nd picture above. This organizer is great to hang by your door for organizing mail, or in your office or crafts room for organizing miscellaneous things you don’t want misplaced. It’s fairly simple to make! Below is the tutorial.


Materials:
  • 1.5 yards of Home Decor fabric (home decorator fabric is thicker in weight, and measures 58”x36”/yard)
  • Double stick fusible tape
  • Extra-Large Eyelet kit. (You will need 2 eyelets)

Step 1 – Cut fabric for the front and back panel


Cut 2 34”x17” panels. One panel will be the front of your organizer, and the other will be the back.

Hanging Wall Organizer Tutorial - Quilting Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting in the Rain


Step 2 – Cut fabric for the 4 pockets

For the three deep pockets, cut 3 18”x17”rectangles.
For the small pocket, cut 1 8”x17” rectangle.


Step 3 – Fold pockets in half, press, stitch a seam.

Do the following two steps for all 4 pockets:
  1. Fold each pocket in half width-wise so the 17” side is the length. Press with an iron.

    Hanging Wall Organizer Tutorial - Quilting Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting in the Rain


  2. On the folded side, stitch a ¼” seam along the fold.

    Hanging Wall Organizer Tutorial - Quilting Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting in the Rain

Now you should have 4 pockets, 3 measuring 9”x17” and 1 measuring 4”x17”. All pockets should have a ¼” seam along the folded length.

Hanging Wall Organizer Tutorial - Quilting Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting in the Rain


Step 4 – Measure and mark where the pockets will be sewn

Take the front 34”x17” panel you cut from step 1. Starting from the bottom of the panel and going up, make a mark at 6”, 12” and 25”. Using a ruler and marker, draw a straight line across the width of each measured mark.

Hanging Wall Organizer Tutorial - Quilting Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting in the Rain


Step 5 – Attach the pockets


At the 6” line on the front panel, take a 9”x17” pocket and align the un-stitched side along the marked line. The side of the pocket with the stitched seam should be facing the bottom of the panel. Once you have the un-stitched side of the pocket aligned with the marked line, pin in place and sew a ¼” seam. Do the same for the 12” marked line. At the 25” marked line, do the same but using the 4”x17” pocket.

Flip all 3 pockets over so the seams (stitched from step 3) are facing the top of the panel, as shown below.

Hanging Wall Organizer Tutorial - Quilting Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting in the Rain

As shown below, attach the bottom pocket by aligning the non-stitched side with the bottom of the panel and sew in place using a ~1/8” seam. Unlike the previous step, the side of the pocket with the stitched seam (stitched from step 3) should be facing the top of the panel.

Hanging Wall Organizer Tutorial - Quilting Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting in the Rain


Step 6 – sew the compartments on the 4”x17” pocket

Measure 5” from the left and right side of the pocket, then sew a line to create 3 compartments. When sewing the line, you can use tape to help guide a straight line. Be sure to start and end your stitch with a backstitch.

Hanging Wall Organizer Tutorial - Quilting Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting in the Rain


Step 7 – Press and pin

Using an iron, press all the pockets upward. Then pin all pockets in place as shown below.

Hanging Wall Organizer Tutorial - Quilting Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting in the Rain


Step 8 – Pin in place the backing fabric


As shown in the first picture below, with right sides facing together, lay the back panel on top of the front panel. As shown in the second picture below, pin along the edges to keep the back panel in place. Leave a 7” opening, as designated by the blue tape.

Hanging Wall Organizer Tutorial - Quilting Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting in the Rain

Hanging Wall Organizer Tutorial - Quilting Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting in the Rain




Step 9 – Sew a ¼” seam along the perimeter of the panel, then turn inside-out through the opening

As shown in the first picture below, sew a ¼” seam along the perimeter of the panel, making sure to leave a 7” opening; trim the extra fabric from the corners. As shown in the second picture below, turn inside-out through the 7” opening, and then press flat with an iron.

Hanging Wall Organizer Tutorial - Quilting Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting in the Rain

Hanging Wall Organizer Tutorial - Quilting Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting in the Rain




Step 10 – Close the opening, and stitch a final ¼” seam along the perimeter. Attach eyelets.

As shown in the first picture below, press the 7” opening closed using double-sided fusible tape. As shown in the second picture below, sew a final ¼” seam along the perimeter of the panel.

Hanging Wall Organizer Tutorial - Quilting Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting in the Rain


Hanging Wall Organizer Tutorial - Quilting Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting in the Rain



The final step is to attach the eyelets; simply follow the instructions on the back of the package. From the top left and right corner, I placed the eyelets 2” over and 1” down.

That’s all there is to it! :)

5 comments:

  1. All ur projects are very good.. Pls keep on adding more..

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  2. Cool, I will try to do one like this! Tks!

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  3. Awesome! I can't wait to make a few of these for my classroom.

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  4. This is such a great tutorial! I'm about to make a hanging organizer with zippered pockets for makeup / travel accessories. This one you made would be awesome for my little girl's room!

    Jenny
    Seamingly Smitten Sewing Patterns
    Women, Girls and Boys

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  5. Hmmm... I'm thinking a hanging quilt ruler holder. Might need a little size modification, but could work nicely.

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