Are you ready for another great and easy sewing project? I know I am! Today on Beginner Sewing Projects, we are going to show you How To Sew A Bedside Organizer! How many times have you torn your bedroom or living room apart trying to find the remote control? If you have kids as I do, then your answer will be “When have I NOT torn them apart!!”. Well, today you are in luck! When I came across this project from a friend, I knew I had to make it for myself. This fun little organizer is great for keeping up with those small items you want to keep by your bed like your remote and anything else you want to put in there! There are so many great uses for these! I do love a multi-functional project. Not only is this an easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorial but it also can have several uses. You can use it in your bedroom, your living room, and even the kid’s room. Bedside Organizers like this one can hold your remotes, tissues when your sick, your favorite snack, your current book (that you can’t seem to ever put down), and so much more!
I know you are going to love how easy this is to sew that you will be making lots more. They make great gifts for anyone. If you like to do service projects as I do, then nursing homes would love to have these! Get ready to gather your materials and jump right into this fun and easy sewing project!
What You’ll Need:
- 1 yard fabric
- 1 yard fusible interfacing
- Thread to match
- Iron or heat press
- Thread Clippers
- Sewing Clips
- Rotary Cutter, Cutting Mat, & Ruler
The supplies for this fun little bedside organizer are pretty simple and straightforward. Pick out fabrics that match your decor, your personality, or even your mood. Sometimes I even like to make projects like these with scraps from other projects or pillow old pillowcases. You’ll only need about a yard. Then you’ll just need a few basic supplies like thread, some scissors, and some sewing pins. I added interfacing to this to make it a little stiffer so items would slide in and out easier.
How To Make A Bedside Organizer
First off on this how to sew a bedside organizer sewing tutorial, we will start by washing, drying, and ironing your fabric. This will act as a preshrink for your fabric so that your stitches don’t pull out when you wash this the first time. Do not wash the interfacing. Once you have done that, it is time to cut out your fabric pieces. You are going to cut two pieces of 20-inch fabric by however wide you would like the organizer to be. I did 15 inches across, also, cut two pieces of 9 inches by 15 inches. Cut one 20 inches by 15 inches of the interfacing.
The next step in making a bedside organizer is you are going to take the two pieces of 9 inch by 15-inch fabric and place the right sides facing in. Clip around and sew, leaving a 2-inch gap to turn the right side out. Fold in the edges of the hole and press.
Place one piece of the 20 by 15 face side up. Place the 9-inch by 15-inch piece on top near the bottom with the hole to the bottom. You will sew this together in the next steps.
Now you are going to press the interfacing to the wrong side of the other 20-inch by 15-inch piece. Place this piece right side down on top of the other two pieces above.
The next step in making a bedside organizer is to Clip and stitch all the way around, leaving a 2 inch opening at the bottom.
Now for the easiest step on this how to sew a bedside organizer sewing tutorial so far! Flip right side out! We are about halfway through this fun sewing tutorial.
Press the hole you turned everything out through and press the entire organizer flat. Topstitch around the entire outside. Once top stitched you can now topstitch across the pocket. Just make sure not to topstitch the whole pocket to the rest of the fabric! Now we can work on the pockets or our organizer. I decided to make three pockets. This part is really a preference for what you intend to do with the Beside Organizer. Here you can do four skinny pockets, two big pockets, or divide into threes.
Now you are going to just measure where you would like the pockets to go, mark them, then sew from top to bottom on the fabric to make the pocket. I like to use my remote to help with measuring or you could use your favorite book!
Now on this how to sew a bedside organizer sewing tutorial we will sew the pockets. Start from the top and sew straight to the bottom of the fabric. Make sure to backstitch at the start and end of your sewing or your seam might come undone.
Now you can clip all the extra threads if you haven’t done so yet and the Bedside Organizer is now complete! You can take it and place it between the mattress and box spring to hold things like remotes, books, and etc. You can also use it to lay over the arm of your couch too! Wasn’t this a super fun and easy project? I know I had a lot of fun not only creating but walking through this tutorial together! There are so many amazing projects you can do with minimal skills and materials. I can’t wait to see all of your wonderful completed Beside Organizers that you made today. Remember to send us a photo and share it with friends and family.
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- Cut two pieces of 20-inch fabric and however wide you'd like the organizer to be. I did 15 inches across. Cut two pieces of 9-inch by 15-inch. Cut one 20-inch by 15-inch of the interfacing.
- Take the two pieces of 8-inch and place right sides facing and stitch all around leaving a small 2-inch hole at the bottom for flipping.
- Flip right side in.
- Fold in the hole and press.
- Place one piece of the 20 by 15 face side up.
- Place the 9-inch piece on top near the bottom with the hole to the bottom.
- Press interfacing to the wrong side of the other 20 by 15 piece.
- Place this piece right side down on top of the other two pieces above. Clip and stitch all the way around leaving a 2 inch opening at the bottom.
- Flip right side in.
- Press hole and entire organizer flat. Topstitch around the entire outside.
- Once top stitched you can now topstitch across the pocket.
- Just measure where you would like the pockets. Mark them then sew from top to bottom on the pocket.
- Enjoy your bedside organizer.
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