Added Apr 13, 2010
I was thinking yesterday, as I sat on the train home, that my dear beloved notebook is crammed full of loose pieces of paper with ideas and reminders, that constantly fall out and wear away. What was I to do?! And then it hit me: an organizer!!
I got home and found an old bed sheet (you know the type – well worn and slightly fuzzy), which happened to have a very attractive green polka dot print on it; perfect! I measured my notebook to make sure the proportions were correct and started cutting…
I made this with 2 layers of “covers” – an inner layer containing sleeves for the notebook’s front and back covers to slide into (plus sleeves/ pockets on each side), and an outer layer with additional sleeves and pockets. I wanted this to be a “utility” style organizer, because I know I will always have many loose bits and pieces with me e.g. paper, notes, pens, USB etc. For this reason, I gave the organizer 11 sleeves/ pockets in total.
To finish, I used white craft lace as borders on the top and bottom (found on the side of the road about a year ago, along with lots of other craft lace and ribbon rolls) and some green seam binding (from an op shop aka “thrift store”) to tie the covers together.
This thing is genius!! It fits everything! AND it’s 100% recycled!
old bed sheet, found craft lace, 2nd hand seam binding
Exotic prints and silhouettes combine for this alluring collection
Fashion & Trends
While Sewing Their Own Halloween Costume (in GIFs!)
Member Project of the Week
Rwest1014's created this gorgeous skirt to wear Halloween after Halloween.
Comment To Win
Get your copy of BurdaStyle Modern Sewing: Wardrobe Essentials today!
Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014
See the pattern that Meg chose to Mash Up next and how you can sew along (she chose one on sale)!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.