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5 Ingenious Makes to Organise Your Life

It’s safe to say that the most creative minded among us can struggle when it comes to organisation and order. Luckily, there’s a craft (or two) for that. Grab your supplies and get ready to transform your storage with these five makes.

5 Ingenious Makes to Organise Your Life

1. Bag organiser

Anyone who has experienced a desperate search through their bag to find their cash or keys will know how much of a lifesaver bag organisers can be. Maximise your make’s utility by creating one with plenty of zips and pockets for easy access to your keys, phone, pens and other essentials. Patchwork designs are always a favourite, so why not try die cutting shapes with the Sew Homemade Patchwork Dies and Fabric Charms Collection (470593)?

2. Boudoir basket

Clean up your craft room with a handy basket design that can hold all of your supplies. Pick a bright, patterned fabric that will keep you smiling throughout the year for the basket and handles, and then choose a coordinating fabric for the top rim. Once you’ve stitched the basket, join the handles to each side with decorative buttons, such as the gloriously floral Tilda Old Rose Eliza Buttons (482191). One of the great things about this make is that you can replicate it at different sizes to create a home for all of your crafting must-haves.

3. Sewing machine mat

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Ensure that you always have your sewing tools at hand by creating a helpful mat for your sewing machine. These versatile mats are quickly becoming a staple of the craft room, so if you haven’t made one yet, now is the time! Stitch in plenty of pockets to organise your scissors, threads and needles, or opt for versatility by adding on pockets with snaps, like these colourful Prym Assorted Colour Snaps (486862). Either way, this make is sure to tidy your sewing space.

4. Pin cushion organiser

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We all know that pin cushions are great for collecting spare pins and needles, but attach them to a small jar, such as a 100ml Glass Storage Jar (481928), and you can make them work twice as hard by organising other small bits and bobs. These makes are perfect for the avid seamstresses among us who are always losing track of their buttons and snaps. Plus, you can whip these up in minutes.

5 Hanging wall organiser

There is no better way to make use of the wasted space behind a door or on a blank wall than with a hanging organiser, and Debbie Shore’s created a fab design that will look great too. From the craft room to the kitchen, any space will benefit from added storage. Use fabrics that match your room décor so the organiser looks right at home, or make a statement with a seasonal design. Try these Ski Resort Christmas Fabric Fat Quarters (494226) for a winter treat.