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Recycled polka-dot organizer!

Added Apr 13, 2010

by olystyrene

Sydney, Australia






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!

Material Notes

old bed sheet, found craft lace, 2nd hand seam binding




Garment Type
Business, Casual, Geek, Other

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    Sep 18, 2010, 08.59 PMby ijada13

    This is cool! Do you think that you could do a how-to? Thanks :D

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