I love organizing and utilizing wall space. This DIY hanging pocket organizer is perfectly sized for narrow hallways and entry ways but it can even be used as part of a wall display. It also comes together easily! Check out how to make this adorable organizer and learn how you can make one for yourself.
Supplies needed to make your own DIY Hanging Pocket Organizer:
- Canvas Fabric
- Fat Quarter Fabric
- Felt Sheet
- Hem tape
- Glue Gun
- Fabric Glue Stick
- Sewing Machine
First, cut your canvas fabric to the size you’d like your wall hanging to be, and add a 1/2″ seam allowance on all sides. Mine measures 9.5″ x 15″, so I cut 10.5″ x 16″.
Hem all around using iron on hem tape or sew it down.
Next, create the loops you’ll use to hang it with. I measured 4″ x 9″ – you’ll want to create a bias fold and sew the edges to secure. Attach the loops by sewing it to the back of your hemmed canvas fabric piece.
Now it’s time to create the pockets! I used pre-cut 6″ x 9″ felt sheets and adhered my choice of fabric to each. Glue the edges down with fabric hot glue to secure them in place. One fat quarter can cover four 6″ x 9″ felt sheets.
Sew a top stitch on to one edge of the ‘pocket’.
Next, you’ll sew the pockets onto the canvas fabric piece but be careful to make sure you’re spacing them evenly.
Insert a chunky dowel in between the loops to create your base for hanging.
All that’s left to do is tie the twine on the dowel!
The fabric pockets and canvas backing can be customized to match any theme or design. You can also make more pockets or customize the pocket size, too!
This DIY hanging pocket organizer matches my daughter’s nursery theme perfectly and it’s also the perfect size for holding some of her accessories.
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Aki is an avid DIY-er, crafter and designer. She loves trying out new craft materials, processes, and learning about new ideas. She has a passion for designing printed material as well, from free cards, wallpapers and party items. Follow her crafty adventures over at mintedstrawberry.blogspot.ca where she shares DIY tutorials and free printables.