Normally the area around my bed and sofa is a cluster of stuff. Remotes, cell phones, books, magazines, ipad, embroidery hoop, etc. Everything that you need to have easily accessible that tends to pile up. It turns out a lot of people have this problem, so we designed the Sort Your Stuff Organizer!
This pattern creates an organizer that can be used either on your bed or over the arm of your chair. It has 6 pockets that vary in size, giving you a place for everything from eyeglasses to magazines.
There are two versions of the pattern; one that uses two layers of fabric quilted over a thin batting. We used our Crossroads Denim for our cover sample, but you can also use cotton. The batting and the quilting are needed to keep the fabric from stretching and give it strength to hold heavier items.
The second version is made out of recycled denim. Because denim is so strong there is no need for two layers and quilting on this version, however choose denim that does not have any stretch in it, otherwise you may want to layer and quilt. You can also experiment with different colors of denim to create a layered look. In the sample we made we used two different pair of jeans and mixed and matched the outside and inside of the jeans to create a multi-colored look.
The edges of the organizer and the pockets are all finished with 1/2″ double fold bias tape. We used the kind you can find at the store, but you can always make your own.
Ready to get organized? Enter to win a copy of the Sort Your Stuff Organizer by leaving a comment below telling us where you need this most. The contest will run through 12:00 pm Friday, July 25th for US contestants only. Good Luck!