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Cute Keeper

Stitch an organizer that holds a small notebook, writing utensils, and additional stationery items. Fabrics are from the Sunkiss collection by Tilda Fabrics.

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Inspired by: Jot It Down from designer Heidi Staples of Fabric Mutt

Project tester: Jan Ragaller

 

Materials

Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.

  • 9 × 21" piece (fat eighth) lime green floral (exterior)
  • 1⁄2 yard muslin (interfacing)
  • 1⁄2 yard blue linen (exterior, interior lining)
  • 18 × 21" piece (fat quarter) light pink floral (large pocket)
  • 18 × 21" piece (fat quarter) aqua print (small pocket)
  • 9 × 21" piece (fat eighth) dark pink floral (pocket flaps)
  • 9 × 21" piece (fat eighth) light green floral (pocket flaps)
  • 1⁄4 yard white floral (binding)
  • 11×13-1⁄2" batting
  • Basting spray
  • 2"-long piece 7⁄8"-wide yellow polka dot ribbon (optional)
  • 3 ­— 3⁄4"-diameter buttons: aqua
  • Clover Hera marking tool (optional)
  • 2 elastic hair bands
  • 2—5-1⁄2×9" rectangles extra-firm sew-in interfacing

 

Finished size: 9-1⁄2×12" (open), 6×9-1⁄2" (closed)

 

Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.

 

From lime green floral, cut:

  • 1—5-1⁄2 ×9-1⁄2" rectangle

From muslin, cut:

  • 1—9-1⁄2 ×12" rectangle
  • 1— 6 ×12" rectangle
  • 2—4-1⁄2 ×6" rectangles
  • 1—4×12" rectangle

From blue linen, cut:

  • 1—9-1⁄2 ×12" rectangle
  • 1—7 × 9-1⁄2" rectangle

From light pink floral, cut:

  • 1—12 × 12-1⁄2" rectangle

From aqua print, cut:

  • 1—8-1⁄2 ×12" rectangle

From dark pink floral, cut:

  • 2—5× 6-1⁄2" rectangles

From light green floral, cut:

  • 2—5× 6-1⁄2" rectangles

From white floral, cut:

  • 2—2×42" binding strips

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