I made this armchair organizer by simply googling some pictures and freestyling it.
I started by measuring the arm of the chair I needed it for. I didn’t want it to hang too low.
I cut the following for the main piece of the organizer:
- Cut 1- 47″x14″ main fabric (I used a flowered canvas print to make it more durable)
- Cut 1 – 47″x14″ lining (I used muslin as a lining here but the lining is optional)
With right sides facing, I sewed the main pieces of fabric and lining together. I sewed around all borders leaving a 4″ opening to turn it inside out. Once inside out, I pressed the opening shut. It will be sewn closed once I attach the pockets.
Next, I cut the following for the pockets:
- Cut 3 – 5″x14″ main fabric pocket pieces
- Cut 3 – 5″x14″ lining pocket pieces
(The hardest part is always cutting fabric. I have a helper that’s not so helpful but I don’t have the heart to tell him. Strange how every time I layout some fabric, both of my dogs come around and park it right on top. Wonder if anyone else has this problem?)
With right sides facing, I sewed each of the pockets to a piece of lining. I sewed around all borders leaving a 2″ opening to turn it inside out. Once inside out, I pressed the opening shut. It will be sewn closed once I attach the pockets.
I folded the main piece behind itself to form a 15″ magazine slot. Wrong sides should be facing. Sew in place.
I pinned the pockets in position. I overlapped them 1/2″ to hide my seams but it is not necessary. I sewed each pocket in place starting with the top-most piece. I sewed 2 lines vertically down the length of the pocket to form 3 smaller pockets. And I sewed one line down the middle of the second pocket to form 2 pockets. I left the bottom pocket alone to form one long pocket.
This was an easy project for a beginner sewer like myself and now my mom wants one too!
If you decide to try one out too, I’d love to see it!