Fabric Home Organizers
If you are looking for a practical sewing project, consider making your own organizers and other useful home accessories. Shoe racks, jewelry organizers, and garment bags are easy to sew with the appropriate pattern. Sewing organizers, sewing machine covers, pincushions, and ironing board covers are also fun and easy to make.
Cottons such as Amy Butler prints are ideal for lightweight organizers, such as jewelry organizers, sewing organizers, and garment bags. They also make lovely sewing machine covers, and pin cushions. Lightweight décor fabrics can also be ideal.
Heavier fabric is needed for organizers made for heavier items, such as shoes. Many types of apparel and décor fabrics are great for such projects.
Ticking fabric is a sturdy, attractive material for organizers. This striped material was once used primarily for pillows and mattresses: today ticking is also used for stylish upholstery. Modern ticking comes in many color combinations. It is easy to sew and will last for many years.
Canvas is another fine choice when you need a heavier fabric for your organizer project. Denim also lends itself well to items such as shoe racks and pocket organizers for the back of vehicle seats.
Simplicity pattern 2553 features an assortment of useful automobile organizers. Simplicity pattern 2679 features accessories for the sewing room, including a chair organizer and a handy sewing apron. McCalls pattern M6051 features delightful organizers for the laundry room and includes an apron pattern. Butterick pattern B5767 is another great collection of sewing room accessories, including an iron cover.