Who doesn't love to get organized? Here is great wall organizer that will get yourself or maybe your messy counterpart organized for at least a day!
Sew you wanna know how much time it's going to take?
About 2 hours, this comes together quickly!
Finished product size: Approximately 20" x 30"
Position your pockets as shown in the sketch. Pin the felt or fabric pockets in place. If using fabric, be sure to position the pockets so the opening is along the sides or bottom. Top stitch in place.
Position leather pockets. Change your machine needle to the leather needle and lengthen your stitch length. Think of sewing leather more like sewing paper...the more stitches the more you have perforated it which would make both paper and leather easier to tear away. Less is more with leather. Slow your machine way down and take your time. You'll break fewer needles and have a much wider pocket (seam ripping and leather are not friends).
Insert grommets in the top two corners. You may need to add scrap fabric to the back of your organizer or batting in between the layers to create a thicker surface for your grommet. That's it! Hang up your wall organizer and fill it up!
Tips to avoid the dreaded seam ripper:
-Take your time sewing the leather. Seam rippers and leather don't really mix, since the leather doesn't heal from puncture wounds.
-Make sure to clip the leather in place, really well....if you don't, you'll just have a unique finished wall organizer
-Follow this tutorial for sewing the perfect corners! They'll make turning your wall hanging right side out a breeze.
Ideas to change it up:
-Switch up the pocket shapes and sizes to fit your specific needs! Do you get really excited about being organized? Embroider the contents on each pocket so no one messes your stuff up!
-Could this be the thing that helps your kid clean their room?? Doubt it, but it's worth a try! Use a fun colored canvas and switch out the leather for felt.
-Shrink up the size of the organizer and make small pockets for pens, pencils and markers for your very own art caddy. Hang it on a wall, or rollout ups or some art on the go.
However you do it, I hope you love it and find a way to make it your own.