DIY Jewelry Organizer With Meream: National Sewing Month 2013

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This is an easy DIY project inspired by a nifty Modcloth jewelry holder. I am referring to the one shaped like a dress. There are similar jewelry organizers sold in my city but upon closer inspection, I realized that the item looked DIY-able. So here we are.

To make a hanging jewelry organizer, you will need a wooden dowel or a small hanger. The length of this dowel will determine the width of your jewelry organizer. Mine was 8”. You will also need 6 to 7 strips of printed fabric (1 x 8 inches), 6 to 7 strips of acetate or clear plastic (1.5 x 9 inches), one long piece of printed fabric (8 x 17 inches), and another long piece of plain fabric (8 x 17 inches) with thick interfacing ironed to the wrong side. You will also need 4 to 5 buttons for jeans.

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The strips of fabric and 8×17-inch pieces of fabrics should come with 1/2-inch allowance all around.

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Like a bias tape, sew the strips of printed fabric to the long sides of the clear plastic strips.

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With the other long side folded under, position the clear strips onto the interfaced plain piece of fabric. Make sure that the allowance between each clear plastic strip pocket is equal. Mine were a quarter of an inch apart.

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Sew the folded bottoms to the plain fabric. You should use long stitch lengths so as not to rip the plastic strips.

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Sew lines to make your pockets. The size of your clear pockets is completely up to you. Small pockets are perfect for storing pairs of earrings. I like bigger ones for watches and chunkier pieces of jewelry.

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Place the printed fabric on top of the plain fabric with clear pockets. The printed fabric’s right side should be facing down. Sew but leave the top short side un-sewn. Clip off the corners.

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Turn inside out. At this point, you can choose to top-stitch the long sides and bottom of your jewelry organizer.

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Trim the un-sewn short side with pinking shears.

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Fold this side over to the front, with the dowel inserted. Attach two jeans buttons right beneath the dowel.

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Attach two more jeans buttons along the middle and towards the bottom of your jewelry organizer. Make sure to attach them in between the clear pockets. Tie ribbon or rope to both ends of your dowel for hanging.

And you’re done! Another option is to attach the jeans buttons to the other side of your jewelry organizer. This way, your necklaces will not cover your earrings and other jewelry that are inside the clear pockets.

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Comments

  1. Can think of several other uses besides jewelry. Thanks for the great idea!

  2. Cheryl Copas says:

    Love any kind of good organizer

  3. Ellen Gaynor says:

    I’m messy. I need a jewelry organizer!

  4. Virginia Bronner says:

    I start out neat and tidy but by the time I finish a project I’m messy.

  5. I need a jewelry organizer and I can’t wait to sew this one. Thank you so much. Am I neat and tydy? Most of the time.
    :)
    Please enter me in the contest.

  6. Phyllis Wiltsie says:

    I need all the help being organized that I can get as I’m usually in too much of a hurry to keep things neat and tidy!

  7. I need several jewelry organizers, since one of my other hobbies is making jewelry, and
    I make it so fast, storage is a problem.

  8. Teri powers says:

    I don’t have much jewelry so I guess I am neat. But it would make a great gift for my daughters and daughter-in-law

  9. I try to be neat but I do need help!

  10. This is a great organizer for many things. Could be rolled up for traveling.

  11. I love projects like this. It’s a great gift item and I don’t think you have to use jeans buttons as long as it’s a button that’ll hold chains. Thanks so much. Please enter me in contest also

  12. Donni Scheffel says:

    I have a big wad of jewelry in my box. So I need the organizer. Please enter me in the contest.

  13. I am trying to be neat and tidy!

  14. Can’t wait to try this. Been looking for some way to keep jewelry from getting all tangled. Thanks. Would love to try this on a free Bernina machine.

  15. judith boampong says:

    I’m very neat and tidy in my head. Maybe this will help be neat and tidy in reality.

  16. I like this but would need a much larger one to accommodate my ridiculous collection. I am going to try adding a Velcro strap or button and making the hanger removable so I can fold or roll it for travel purposes. This could also be nice for holding small things for sewing.

  17. This organizer is great. It would be perfect for my daughters room done in cute colors.

  18. Terri McDaniel-Anthony says:

    Great I see idea for a project for Granddaughter’s stocking stuff at Christmas.

  19. Willie Frazier says:

    I like the idea of this one, because now I have it in drawers some hanging and I can’t find it. This is a great idea, Thanks

  20. barbara leonard says:

    I am neat and tidy but could also use the jewelry organizer for thread or other sewing items:)

  21. Lorna Kay Roberts says:

    I think I am going to make one of these for traveling. I can hang it up in my room, and take the jewelry that I will need with me, without taking my big chest. Fun project. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  22. My jewelry is all in clumps! I need to get organized so I don’t have to spend my time getting knots out!

  23. I am going to try this. It should make a perfect way to keep my granddaughters’s American Girl doll shoes and hair accessories where they can be found (besides the floor).

    Please enter me in the contest for the Bernina machine.

  24. I am neat but my daughter can use this! I can think of other things she can also use this in her classroom!

  25. I am not real messy, but trying to get neater. I really need something like this for my jewelry.

  26. Stephanie Mosley says:

    Usually neat and tidy but think I will make one of these to take with me on my cruise. Just need to adjust the necklace hanger so they do not get tangled during transportation.

  27. Dorothy Holt says:

    I love this organizer. I have 3 grand daughters that are going to get one for Christmas!! I will clean out my jewelry and present each with some of my favorite pieces.. :)

  28. Hello,

    Thank you for a great tutorial. I had been planning on making one – and now I can! I absolutely need it!

  29. There are so many things this this craft can be used for beyond as a jewelry organizer !! I’ll use more masculine fabric and make an organizer ffor my husbands loose screws, nails, nuts and bolts. I can even make a few longer pouches for screwdrivers. It could be made into a place for all my sewing notions – hooks and eyes, threads, buttons, safety pins, longer pouches for sorting zippers, wider ones for bias tape and embroidery floss. I do crafting too, and this would be a wonderful way to organize my “czatchkies” – googley eyes, pompoms, charms, buttons, beads, a long thin pouch for knitting needles, and crochet hooks. I would also add an additional dowel or two at the bottom, and slide my bolts of ribbon on it. And the best of all – these new organizers wouold replace my junk drawers. I would have an empty drawer for my kitchen things!! I am neat, I just can’t remember where all of these things are, and usually have to go digging through shoe boxes and drawers until I find what I am looking for. I guess it is like being a disorganized organizer ! hehehe

  30. Looks like this would work for organizing sewing machine feet too!

  31. Cheryl McCumbee says:

    I love this project. I am going to use it as a first project for my sewing students.

  32. Cathy Middleton says:

    Mine is laying on my stand and get lost and dropped every time the cat decides to play with it. I NEED an organizer.

  33. Nancy Lewis says:

    I was looking for an organizer to hold my paper project items. I could not find the right boxes to hold the right size items and I wanted to see them at a glance. All I needed was the plastic which I stopped and bought today. Tomorrow I sew my “organizer.”

  34. Thanks for the great tute!! I have always wanted to make one of these….I can’t wait to try it!!

  35. I am a messy crafter but will look for plastic so I can make this wonderful organizer for me and my granddaughters! Thank you !

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