Make a fresh start…….
Get organized in 2013 with this diy organizer hang bag!!
All you need: a piece of fabric and batting + bias binding + 1 old hanger + buttons, flowers and or other trimmings.
Use the size hanger you want the organizer hang bag to be.
You can decide on the length you want and need.
Trace the hanger onto your fabric and cut 1.5cm bigger than the actual size. (that is for the seam allowance)
Cut x 2 out of fabric and x 1 out of batting.
Join one piece of fabric with the batting, pin and sew across the fabric on several places to keep everything together. (The same method when quilting)
(This is the front of your hang bag)
Cut strips of plastic the same width as your organizer hang bag . The length can be more or less 12cm – deep enough for your hand to get in and out easily. (The plastic should be the same quality they use for table cloths – available from your fabric store).
Use bias binding to cover the edges on both sides of the plastic strips
Sew them on the sides of the organizer hang bag as well as at the bottom of each plastic strip.
Use ribbon pieces to make small pockets. (it is best to use a wide ribbon (1.5cm) – as the machine foot does not move very easy on plastic)
Add all the trimmings and detail.
Join the other piece of fabric with the front of your organizer hang bag facing wrong sides together.
Sew together with your machine.
Sew bias binding around the rough edges.
(use a zig zag or similar stitch as it makes the sewing much easier and looks neater.
Cut a small hole with your scissors at the top where the hanger must go through.
Put the hanger through.
Close the bottom end.
Place two flowers over the hole at the top of the cover and sew together around the hanger.
Fill it with all the un-organized bits and pieces.
Get a stylist to finish off and help with photography!!
(Just in time before his sister arrives!)
This DIY organizer hang bag is a great present for someone and not difficult to make at all.