Ever bought a ready-made organizer for your car and found it didn't quite work? We had been underwhelmed with a ready-made organizer purchased a few years ago and just stopped using it. I wanted something larger and more versatile.
Old blue jeans and other remnants helped create extremely frugal, all-cloth organizers to go on the backseats of our vehicle. With multiple pockets and customized slots for pencils and crayons, the fabric organizers gave each child a place to keep her own books and other busy activities.
These began as a free-form project, as I experimented with two different sizes and styles. My oldest daughter noted that I didn't use the prettiest fabrics for this, because the goal was to be extremely frugal by sewing scraps that wouldn't be used for anything else. This was admittedly a quick and imperfectly finished project. The lining of one organizer is an old cotton skirt, while a side pocket comes from a front-pocketed blouse. Old denim jeans provided the best material, both sturdy and offering two usable pockets.
Have you ever created a homemade version of something that worked better for your family?
Labels: craft, frugal, sewing, with our own hands