16 DIY Sewing Projects to Help Organize Your Life
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16 DIY Sewing Projects to Help Organize Your Life

When it comes to craft projects, you can do a lot of awesome things with just a hot glue gun and strips of Velcro. However, there are a few DIYs that are worth pulling out the mighty sewing machine and laying down a few stitches. If you’re looking for some storage options that are both convenient and cute, a quick sewing project is just the solution. Whether you’re trying to remember what your bathroom counter looked like or you need some travel pieces for your next vacation, these 16 projects will help you organize everything for your #seamstresslyfe.

1. DIY Eye Clutch and Makeup Bag: This size clutch is perfect for small beauty essentials and other makeup items, like lipgloss and nail polish. Or you could use it as a mini wallet and show it off out on the town. (via Paper and Stitch)

2. DIY Travel Organizer: There’s nothing worse than arriving at your destination and spending 10 minutes unraveling a huge knot that used to be your necklaces. Instead of spending your trip jewelry-less, make this travel storage bag that keeps everything hanging nicely. (via Brit + Co)

3. DIY Felt Basket: Whether you’re putting together a DIY spa basket or a care package, this felt basket is sturdy enough to hold everything — even a ceramic mug. The recipient will love getting a basket they can reuse once all the goodies are gone. (via Delia Creates)

4. DIY Laptop and Tablet Case: You’ll turn heads at the coffee shop every time you pull your laptop out of this colorful case. Customize with your favorite color or a pattern you can’t get enough of. (via Brit + Co)

5. DIY Rope Basket: Storage baskets are nice, but baskets that you can take with you on grocery runs and library hauls are even better. Make sure to add a couple of tassels or pom poms (or both) to finish off the look. (via Honestly WTF)

6. DIY Dopp Kit: Give your guy a stylish way to store his toiletries both on the go and right at home. He’ll love the leather details and you’ll love having a little extra counter space in the bathroom. (via Brit + Co)

7. DIY Cactus Pincushion: It doesn’t matter if you never use these cactuses as a pincushion — just having them on your desk will make you smile. They would also be adorable gift favors for a sewing party or craft night. (via A Beautiful Mess)

8. DIY Back to School Bags: Even if you’ve been out of school for a while now, you’ll find a ton of uses for this trio of bags. Tote bag, lunch bag and pencil case? Yep, that sounds like everything we still need on the daily. (via Brit + Co)

9. DIY Foldable Hamper: Ah, laundry, the chore that never ends. Perk up your laundry room and make your hamper a little more appealing with this color-dipped laundry bag that practically disappears once you fold it up. You know, if it’s ever empty. (via Make It & Love It)

10. DIY Running Belt: There are way better things to do with your hands during your workout than hold a phone. Save your phone from your sweaty palms and give it a safe place to chill while you jog, lift and be your totally awesome self. (via Brit + Co)

11. DIY Bathroom Storage: It doesn’t matter what season it is, ’cause the ratio of lotions and potions to bathroom storage space is never in our favor. Corral some of those bottles together in these easy and stylish mini bucket bags. Your counter will thank you. (via The Lovely Drawer)

12. DIY Zipper Pouch: You can never have enough zipper bags. Throw them in your purse to keep smaller things from disappearing to the bottom, keep them in your desk for pencils or even throw one in your car to keep your sunglasses scratch-free. (via Brit + Co)

13. DIY Reversible Fabric Storage Bins: Don’t you just love it when practical becomes fashionable? Storage bins have become really stylish home accessories, and they’re perfect for stuffing soft items like extra blankets or stuffed animals. They’re also great in a nursery or kid’s room so you don’t have to worry about tiny heads meeting pointy box corners. (via A Beautiful Mess)

14. DIY Padded Camera Lens Case: Whether you’re a fashion blogger documenting an OOTD or a proud mom recording first steps, a good camera is a must. As is protection for those expensive lenses. Spice up your camera bag with these colorful drawstring bags and keep your lenses safe whenever you’re traveling. (via Polka Dot Chair)

15. DIY Throw Pillow Tote Bag: No throw pillow is safe once you realize how easy it is to put together these tote bags. Add a strong rope handle and wrap embroidery thread around the base for an extra pop of color. (via Damask Love)

16. DIY Fabric Planter: One of the perks of owning plants is getting to personalize the pots and planters. Ditch the ugly plastic pots and bring some texture to the room with these patterned planters. Just make sure you keep a plastic tray at the bottom so water doesn’t stain your floor. (via A Beautiful Mess)

What sewing projects are you working on? Any tips for getting organized on the daily? Talk to us on Twitter @britandco.