Tuesday, May 03, 2011

a step towards getting organized

Mail organizer
I did finally get around to making the mail organizer from One Yard Wonders. I used some of my Denyse Schmidt Picnic fabric, castle peeps, and tailor made. i'm out of heavy fusible interfacing, so i used medium weight sew-in interfacing for the pockets and a layer of canvas for the main panel to give it more body.

the book has errata--the main panel has pocket placement lines instead of cutting lines. it's very easy to sew and it only took a couple of hours start to finish. it would have taken me even less time if i'd used just one fabric. one other thing--it says to do a double fold hem on the bottom of the pockets but i think it's better if you just fold up the seam allowance and press.

i love the fabrics together and hopefully this will encourage me to actually sort the mail instead of just throwing it on our dining room/my sewing table.

8 comments:

  1. I think it looks fantastic! I really love the fabrics you chose, and it definitely inspires organization and de-cluttering.

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  2. Looks great - inspiring me to grab my copy off the shelf and make one too - I also have an 'issue' with mail!

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  3. I love this! Totally awesome fabrics too!

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  4. What a useful home dec item. Great fabrics. I also love the last bag you posted. Great fabric combination on that one too!

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  5. What type of grommets did you use? Do you have a special setter?
    I like it! I wish my scraps were so coordinated!

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  6. I really need to make something like that. We have mail on the counter, on the bookshelf, the bar stools, in the cabinet! UGHHH Mail everywhere!

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  7. I love this idea! I really need to make something like this! We have mail everywhere. On the counters, in the cabinet, on the book shelves! Its crazy!

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  8. I like this and the colors.  What are the dimensions of the pockets?

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