I purchased a printed pot holder with a pocket. The pocket is optional but gives an extra storage space and a convenient way to hide your stitches.
I cut a length of thin elastic the same length as the potholder and I sewed it down every 3/4" or so by hand. I would recommend that you choose the objects you want to store first and change the spacing of your stitches accordingly. I would also recommend 1/4" or 1/2" elastic instead of the slim elastic I used if you're storing heavy things. I chose to sew this by hand because I wanted to hide the stitches inside the pocket.
Finally, stitch a button in line with the hanging loop so you can close up your organizer. Not bad for $1.50, right? It was a very quick project, less than 30 minutes start to finish!
|The button is on the back! Small scissors easily fit in the pocket.|
Potholder: Big Lots, $1.50
Elastic, Thread, and Button: from stash
Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 928 blank and 215 AnyHero (as of 6/26)
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695
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