Hanging Pocket Organizer How-To

Hanging Pocket Organizer How-To

Created by: Elise Baek (Elise & Emelie)

Hi there, Elise here! I have a super fun wall pocket tutorial for you today, because I don’t know about you, but with the New Year I always feel the need to move stuff around and re-organize things around the house. That’s when a wall pocket organizer such as this one will come in handy for all those little bits and pieces you’ve got laying around. I have a sewing space that always needs a bit of organizing and I knew this would be the solution to my organizing needs.

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Materials needed

*Finished size: Approximately 21” wide x 36” tall

I chose an assortment of prints from the Cotton + Steel Sienna Collection for my organizer, but the possibilities are endless with fabric.com's selection!

Main panel:
Pocket panels:
Binding:
  • (5) strips 2.5” x WOF

*Notes: Use a 1/2” seam allowance throughout unless otherwise noted. Width of fabric (WOF) is assumed to be 42”.

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Tools needed

  • Ruler
  • Rotary cutter
  • Hera marker
  • Binding clips
  • Pins
  • Disappearing fabric marker/pen
  • Glue basting spray ( I used 505 Spray and Fix by Odif )
  • Walking foot for your sewing machine

Finally, you'll need a set of curtain clips for hanging!

Step 1

Cut out your fabric and Pellon SF 101 pieces according to the chart below.

Main panel front and back:
  • 22” wide x 37” tall ( you’re cutting these pieces slightly bigger than the soft and stable because when you quilt you lose some of the width and height of the fabric )
Main panel soft and stable:
  • 21” wide x 36” tall
Top row pockets:
  • (4) 9” wide x 7” tall pieces of each fabric as seen on the wall pocket organizer
  • (1) 33” wide x 7” tall piece of Pellon SF 101
Second row pockets:
  • (4) 9” wide x 7” tall pieces of each fabric as seen on the wall pocket organizer
  • (4) 9” wide x 7” tall pieces of Pellon SF 101
  • (1) 33” wide x 7” tall piece of lining
Third row pockets:
  • (1) 11” wide x 8” tall piece of fabric for the center pocket
  • (2) 10” wide x 8” tall pieces of fabric for the left and right side pockets
  • (1) 11” wide x 8” tall piece of Pellon SF 101
  • (2) 10” wide x 8” tall pieces of Pellon SF 101
  • (1) 29” wide x 8” tall piece of lining
Fourth row pockets:
  • (2) 14” wide x 9” tall pieces of each fabric as seen on the wall pocket organizer
  • (2) 14” wide x 9” tall pieces of Pellon SF 101
  • (1) 27” wide x 9” tall piece of lining

Step 2

Place your main panel back facing down, Soft and stable on top, and your main panel front facing up. Glue baste the three layers together.

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Once the glue is set, quilt the three layers together by sewing straight lines one inch apart or as desired.

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Step 3

Take your pocket pieces and corresponding Pellon SF 101 pieces and fuse together with a hot iron by placing the pocket fabric face down and placing the Pellon with the glue side down. Iron.

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Step 4

Take the pocket pieces for each row and sew them together with a 1/2” seam allowance. You will end up with four long strips. Make sure to press the seams open.

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Step 5

Now it’s time to mark the folding lines on your pocket panels! Take your hera marker and make crease marks 3/4” away from the seam on both sides on the front side of the fabric.

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Mark 1” in from each end on the front side of the fabric.

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Flip the pocket panel over so that the back side of the pockets are facing up, and mark the following lines.
Make crease marks 1.5” away from the seam on both sides.

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Mark 1.75” in from each end on the back side of the fabric.

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Step 6

Following the crease lines made in the above step, go ahead the and fold the fabric and use binding clips to keep them in place. Finger press or use an iron to press to make sharp fold lines.

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Step 7

Now that your fabric has the fold lines set, it’s time to sew on the lining. Use a 1/2” seam allowance and sew along the top of the pocket panel. Press the lining over and edge stitch on the lining.

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Press the lining back and sew 1/2” in from the top edge. At this point its good to give the folds a good press again.

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Repeat steps 5-7 for the remaining 3 pocket panel strips.

Step 8

Once all the pocket panels have been sewn together, take the bottom row panel and line up the sides and bottom with the main panel. Baste stitch the two sides.

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Step 9

Make the folds in the pocket panel and find the space in between two pockets. Pin in place.

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Hanging Organizer

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Sew up from the bottom edge, to the top and around down to the bottom edge 1/8” from the center seam.

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Once the pocket sides have been sewn into place, fold the pockets in place and baste stitch the bottom edge.

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Hanging Organizer

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Repeat steps 8-9 for the remaining three pocket panels. Place the pocket panels 1.25” apart.

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Step 10

Take your binding strips and sew them together.

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And press in half.

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Step 11

Take the folded binding strip and line up the raw edges with the raw edge of the pocket panel. Sew in place with a 1/4” seam allowance.
Do this on the top three pocket panels.

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Next, fold the binding strip down to the sewn line.

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Fold the binding strip down one more time.

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And sew in place.

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Step 12

Take the folded binding strip and sew it to the back side of the main pocket panel, raw edges together. Sew it to one corner, and finish with a 45 degree angle.

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Fold the binding strip up,

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and down again,

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and stitch in place,

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This will leave you with a little wing of fabric in the corners that will fold over to the right side.

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Once you come to the point where the two ends of the binding strip meet, over lap the ends the width of the binding strip. ( in this case 2.5”)

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Cut off the excess and sew the two ends together at a 45 degree angle.

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Continue to sew on the binding strip. Then flip the pocket organizer over facing up.
Sew the binding strip down 1/8” from the edge and once you get to a corner, stop and fold over the next side as shown in the photos below.

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Step 13

Take your curtain clips and clip the onto the top. I placed mine fit my over the door hanger hooks as you can see here.

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And filled it up with some things I had laying around,

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There you have it, a super easy and fun wall pocket organizer you can fit a lot of stuff into!

Happy organizing!

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