Sunday, November 23, 2008

Organiser for work

This project was inspired by various organiser patterns I have seen on the web (Amy Butler 's sweet greeting portfolio and Soule Mama's gratitude wrap). I decided it would be great to have an organiser for work, to hold my diary, post-it notes, pens etc. I was walking through the stationary aisle at a local department store when I saw some A4 folders that I use for holding my lesson plans and worksheets for school.

I thought that it would be easy to make a cover for the folder and just add a couple of pockets to hold the pens etc but it turned out a little more complicated than I thought. See, if you are making a slip cover, you can't have pockets unless you have another layer of fabric to sew onto, otherwise the folder won't slip in at all.

Anyway, here it is.
It's not perfect (the back slip pocket could have been a little wider for more stability) but it does the job.

Oh look, I just noticed I cut the birdie's head off -- ooops.


  1. It looks fantastic Marie. I love it.

  2. That looks great Marie.

  3. It looks great - I love that fabric, what is it?

    you have inspired me to make a cover for my very boring black diary/work book :)

  4. It's fabulous and functional! A total winner! Enjoy using it.

  5. That's gorgeous, Marie, and such a great use of that beautiful fabric.

  6. It looks great Marie - I love the fabric. You are so super organised for next year.

  7. How could it be anything but fab with my favourite fabric! Well done Marie it looks great.


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