If you’ve been following along with our 2011 secret stashbuster challenge, you know that the lucky package recipients have gotten their goodies in the mail.  Not surprisingly, they were all super inspired and many have already started working on their projects!  This one comes to us from Debra at Housewife Eclectic:   fold-up organizer!  Using some fabric and a cameo hair elastic from her box of goodies and a couple of things from her own stash, she made a pocketed organizer perfect for holding notebooks, envelopes, pencils, scissors, or anything else you might want to carry in your purse or car glove box.  Debra used some quilted fabric from her personal stash to give the organizer more sturdiness; if you don’t have this on hand, a piece of an old quilted mattress cover, some felt yardage, or any other stiffer fabric would work as well.  [how to make a fold-up organizer]

Project estimate:

  • Fabric, on hand
  • Quilted fabric, on hand
  • Bias tape, on hand
  • Cameo hair elastic, $1
  • Sewing machine, on hand
  • Needle and thread, on hand

Total:  $1 and up

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