May 5, 2011

Creative Mom # 6 Always Homemade

Hello all, my name is Lisa from Always Homemade.  I'm a wife and a mother of one cute little boy.  Crafting is my therapy.  When I've had a stressful day or nothing seems to be going right I find something to craft, sew, scrapbook, or bake.  Creating something, start to finish, gives me a thrill.  Here are a few things I've created since starting my blog.
I love making things for babies.  This is one of my number 1 gifts:
And my favorite thing to do is to craft for my little man grant, 
There's lots more where those came from so if you've got a moment stop in at Always Homemade.
My newest project has been a coupon organizer.  Digging through my purse the other day I realized how much I needed one.  The one I currently use is too large for my liking and takes up too much room in my purse, so I decided it was time for a new one, a little smaller, a little cuter, and made by me.  Most of my friends just use a small accordian file but I wanted something different.
Here's how I made mine:
You will need stabilizer, an inside fabric and outside fabric (I didn't have any coordinating fabric so I used the same for the inside and out).  Cut each to 4 1/2inches x 12 inches and stack them as follows stabilizer, outside fabric (right side up) , inside fabric (right side down).
Sew around using 1/2 inch seam allowance, leaving a 3 inch opening to turn.  After sewing around the outside, clip corners.
Turn right side out and pin all the way around making sure to pin close the opening used for turning.
Sew around the outside using a 1/4inch seam allowance.  Next you will need to sew your velcro on.  Have your organizer inside fabric facing you, measure down from the top 1/2 inch and pin a strip of velcro on (it can be as long as you like). 
Sew around the piece of velcro making sure to backstitch at the corners.
Turn your fabric so the outside fabric is facing you (and make sure it is at the opposite end of where you just stitched your velcro),  place another piece of velcro and stitch it into place.  Place organizer so inside fabric is facing you again and fold the bottom up approximately 4 inches and pin in place.  It should look like this:
Start at the top left corner of your pocket and stitch down, across the bottom and then up the right side to the right corner of your pocket.
I used my Cricut to cut my dividers using the In My Kitchen cartridge, making my dividers 3.5inches.  You could just as easily use notecards with tab dividers attached. 
Place the dividers in the pocket.
Now your ready to go shopping!
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1 comment:

  1. Crafting is my therapy too! Hopping over to check out your stuff now:)


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