Anyway, without any further adieu here is my first craft using some of my stash busting supplies. This project features the fabric and the cameo hair elastic, as well as some quilted fabric and bias tape that I had in my stash.
After the short fabric it attached, decide what you are going to keep in your pockets. Since this is going to be a sort of stationary organizer for me, I measured items such as envelopes, pens and note cards.
Place an item in your pocket and then pin the fabric down on the other side of it. You are basically trying to see how much room each item will take up so you can make a pocket big enough.
After you have reached this point, you should have an organizer that will look like the one below.
Fold the organizer up. The top should come down over the items and then fold one side in half way and the over again. Mark the middle of the back of the organizer when it is all folded up, this is where you will sew the hair elastic that will keep the organizer shut.
I used a hair elastic to ensure a tight closure of the organizer but you could just as easily sew a piece of ribbon to the back and tie the organizer up. I used embroidery floss and a couple of hand stitches to secure the elastic.
You could also make it to fit scissors, pens, insurance cards and tire pressure gauges to be kept in the glove box of your car. The possibilities are endless. What would you keep in your organizer?
Stay tuned for more stashbusting crafts to come.