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Topic: TUTORIAL: Remote Control Organizer -- or organize anything! Lots-O-Pictures!  (Read 5736 times)
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« on: June 17, 2008 04:32:57 AM »

I created this project for Lark Books to publish in their upcoming Pillowcase Challenge book...check it out!

Remote Control Organizer -- You can easily adapt this project into many other applications, how about using it as a baby diapering organizer in your nursery, or leaving off the ribbons and make lots of skinny pockets and you've created a paintbrush organizer - or crochet needle roll...Endless ideas overflow!

What you need:
•   2 yards ribbon
•   Removable fabric Marking pencil or pen
•   Heavy interfacing piece 12.5” by 10”
•   Pillowcase
•   Fabric scissors
•   Thread
•   Sewing machine & needle
•   Hand sewing needle
•   Turning Tool
•   Iron

Pattern Pieces:

What you do:
1.   Increase pattern 100% (or use indicated dimensions on diagram pieces)

2.    Cut pieces according to diagram, marking where indicated with your washout pencil.
3.   Hem the top edge of the pocket piece using a narrow hem.
4.   Machine baste the pocket piece onto the front piece down the sides and bottom edges lining up the bottom edge where indicated by the two notches you marked with your fabric pen/pencil.
5.   Cut the length of ribbon in half, leaving two one yard pieces.  Fold them in half and place the folded edge flush with the raw edge of the front piece at the spot indicated on the pattern.  (1” in from the side edges).  Machine baste them in place. 

6.   Lay your pieces on your working surface in this order.  On the bottom of your stack will be your piece of interfacing.  Then place your front piece on top of it, right side up (pocket piece and ribbons already basted onto it at this point).  Then place the back piece right side down on top of it. Stitch with your machine all the way around the edges of your project leaving the bottom edge open for turning.

7.   Cut excess fabric off of all four corners off to reduce bulk when your project is turned right side out.

8.   Turn your piece right side out.  Push with a turning tool from the inside to create sharp corners.  Then press  with a warm iron.
9.   Whipsitich the opening closed
10.   Machine topstitch through all layers using a Ό inch seam allowance around the outside edges. 
11.   Sew with your machine along the markings to form the pockets.  Make sure to backstitch at the ends for strength.

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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2008 04:41:12 AM »

I should also mention that you can use any scraps of fabric in your stash, don't limit yourself to pillowcases!  But they do have nice lines -- let me see what you come up with!
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2008 05:48:13 AM »

Great Idea!! 

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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2008 11:49:25 PM »

This is a great tute.  Thank you for taking the time to explain.  I love the ribbon idea.
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2008 01:26:13 PM »

i need one of these! my boyfriend and i don't even watch t.v. just because we don't know where the remote is!
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2008 06:31:40 PM »

Once you have one of these you have to then train everyone in your house to use it -- but once everyone is trained you'll LOVE knowing where that sneaky remote is! (you can just make the pocket thing and pin it to the back of the couch or the side or something more discreet)
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2008 06:36:30 PM »

Love this!!
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2008 04:40:04 AM »

Thank you for posting this ..I was trying to figure out how to make these for gifts (Yes I start my xmas sewing way early!)

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