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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.
The strips of fabric and 8×17-inch pieces of fabrics should come with 1/2-inch allowance all around.
Like a bias tape, sew the strips of printed fabric to the long sides of the clear plastic strips.
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.
Sew the folded bottoms to the plain fabric. You should use long stitch lengths so as not to rip the plastic strips.
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.
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.
Turn inside out. At this point, you can choose to top-stitch the long sides and bottom of your jewelry organizer.
Trim the un-sewn short side with pinking shears.
Fold this side over to the front, with the dowel inserted. Attach two jeans buttons right beneath the dowel.
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.
Remember to check out all of Meream’s amazing projects at Bored and Crafty!
Are you neat and tidy, or do you need a jewelry organizer?
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