Saturday, May 01, 2010

A Little Bit of Sewing! A Purse Organizer!

I can't blame this one on YouTube for a change!  I forgot how much I wanted one of these until I saw a late night commercial for one.  There are several tutorials online and they are pretty much the same.  As usual, I couldn't sleep until I'd made one so here are the ingredients:

2 pcs fabric of choice - 10" by width of fabric
1 pc heavyweight  interfacing - 10" by width of fabric
Marking pencil
Usual sewing supplies

Lay fabric pieces right sides facing and lay interfacing on top.  I've used a 5/8" seam allowance.  Pin all around and sew up both of the long sides, leaving a 3" space for turning.  Measure 36" and cut.  Sew up both short sides.  Turn right sides out.  Tuck in ends of turning space and pin closed.  Topstitch both long sides.  Flip bottom long edge up towards top long edge, leaving a 1" space.  Mark the following measurements from left to right:  3.5", 3.5", 4.5", 5", 5", 5.5", 6" to create pockets and pin in between to keep everything in place.  Sew from top of pocket to bottom and backstitch at both top and bottom for strength.  Sew up sides using a small (1/8") seam allowance and you're done!  Enjoy your new purse organizer!

I've based my measurements on the large Purseket, although mine fits nicely in my pretty smallish purse.  The website very generously gives you measurements for all of the sizes of their Pursekets. 

And finally, I made a little dust cover for my Cricut using one of my husband's old t-shirts.  He wears a 2XL shirt.  I slipped it over the Cricut and eyeball measured how much to cut off, including seam allowance.  Since it's a tube, all I had to do was sew one seam.  It's not pretty but it works very nicely.


Anonymous said...

Better say nothing than nothing to the purpose. ........................................

precious said...

This is a very creative project. You did a great job on this. Thanks for sharing the idea!
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