Sewing Tutorial: Hanging Organizer

Hanging Organizer TutorialI’m an organized person.  I like for things to be tidy and have their place.  With two kids, and an addictive passion for sewing, I have a lot of small items in my home.  Things we use A LOT.  I like to find ways to organize all our ‘stuff’ that is still easy for us to access.  These handy little hanging organizers work nicely for that.

The organizers are very inexpensive to make (you can make one for less than $1) and super quick to sew up (twenty minutes or less).  You can easily customize the fabric print to suit any style and you can change the type of fabric to make them more or less sturdy depending on your needs.
Materials Needed

  • Two pieces of fabric in your preferred sizes. The organizers featured in this tutorial are made with two sheets of felt.  The organizer body piece is approximately 9X12 and the divider piece is approximately 4.5X12.  You can use whatever sizes suit your needs.  It’s important to select a fabric strong enough to support your needs.  For lightweight items, I like to use felt because it’s inexpensive and it doesn’t fray even when cut.  If you’re using cotton or another fabric that frays, you will need to bind the edges or you will get fraying.
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Fabric pen or chalk to mark button holes
  • Ruler (optional)
  • The fully detailed and illustrated (FREE!) Hanging Fabric Organizer PDF available by clicking here: Hanging Fabric Organizer Tutorial

Possible UsesEasy Hanging Organizer

  • Sewing supply caddy
  • Crafts
  • Crochet hooks
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Small toys
  • Kid’s art supplies
  • Hair bows and brushes
  • Fork and spoon organizer
  • Message center
  • Etc…

**This tutorial is provided free of charge, you may do what you wish with the finished project.  We ask that you DO NOT try and sell the tutorial.

Hair Accessory Organization

HairAccessoryOrganizationI love hair.  I’ve worn mine in all lengths and colors – even pink highlights.  I own wigs, clips, bands, wraps, and pins galore.  I have baskets of styling creams, waxes, mousses and sprays.  I have hot rollers, irons, soft rollers, clippers, and scissors. Seriously, I love to experiment with hair and always have.

I’m always looking for a nice, neat way to store all my hair accessories.  I need to be able to see them all so I can pick quickly, but since I’m not five, I don’t really want them displayed on one of those hair bow boards.  So, I finally figured out a way to have them ‘on display’ and still hidden from guests.

All you need is:  a closet or deep medicine cabinet that’s easily accessible where you fix your hair (I used the inside door of my linen closet in the photo above), push pins, ribbon, and shower curtain hooks.

Clips, pins, clasps, elastics, headbands...all organized!

Clips, pins, clasps, elastics, headbands…all organized!

Hang your elastics and skinny bands on shower curtain hooks.

Hang your elastics and skinny bands on shower curtain hooks.

Pins, clasps, and clips can all hang on ribbon.

Pins, clasps, and clips can all hang on ribbon.

I know you have worn out hair elastics.  Loop them around thicker headbands and hang them up.

I know you have worn out hair elastics. Loop them around thicker headbands and hang them up.