Purse Organizers To Make

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Here are a few lovely goodies to stash all kinds of gadgets and necessary items inside your purse or totes, some pretty clever ideas and easy to make too!

thegivingflower.de

thegivingflower.de

Fabric Strip with Pockets: Rolls out into one long strip of pockets, great for storing gadgets of all kinds.

Custom-fit: An old cereal box is used, cover it with pretty fabric. Pocket dimensions can be any size you like.

freshcrush.wordpress.com

freshcrush.wordpress.com

shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com

shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com

Shabby French: Another pocket roll but this one with lacey, feminine touches. Features an inner strap to hold pins, hair elastics, etc.

With Fabric Flower: Lined with fusible fleece, embellished with a fabric flower, pocket roll style similar to the other above, snaps closed.

ladybirdln.com

ladybirdln.com

littleprojects.blogspot.ca

littleprojects.blogspot.ca

Felted Crochet: Similar to the one above except a crochet version (that’s felted). A great little project for your stash of wool.

For Pocketbooks: Made with 12-by-13-inch rectangle of fabric and twine (optional).

marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

For Tote Bags (Removable): A handy three-pocket pouch that is made from a carpenter’s canvas nail apron (available at hardware stores). Slips inside a tote and is held in place with button loops around the tote handles.

Inserts: Pocket inserts/panels for handbags with fabric, seam binding and stabilizer.

vintagegirl68.blogspot.ca

vintagegirl68.blogspot.ca

efootprints.com

efootprints.com

10-Minute Placemat Project: Minimal sewing is involved since it’s made with a placemat, has an elastic loop & button closure.

Pocket Divider (crochet) Pockets-a-plenty with this insert (two on the ends and two in the middle), fits inside a bag 14″ long and 6″ wide.

yarncrazygirlpatterns.blogspot.ca

yarncrazygirlpatterns.blogspot.ca

marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

Tote Topper: This is a pocket that buttons over the top edge of tote, roomy enough to hold a small wallet or phone and keys.

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Published: November 6, 2007
Updated: November 14, 2012

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14 Comments to “Purse Organizers To Make”
  1. Cathi says:

    Thanks for the tip, but I did it one better for the lazy people (or time challenged) like me. Take either one fabric-the kind with a stiffer matting inside, place one mat or 2 sewn side by side-this will depend on how long you want it to be, (two are great for using in large tote bags or beach bags for holding lotions. )Fold in half and sew, then sew pockets as wide as you need for your items.
    The placemats are already p

  2. Julie says:

    What a wonderful pattern. I just made one in reds and it turned out beautifully.

  3. Cathi says:

    Should have read…take one fabric placemat..not one fabric..sorry for the confusion.

  4. Jo-Anne Britt says:

    Greta idea, I think I’ll make these as gifts and add a tab to the end with some velcro.
    Cheers
    P.S. I like the placemat idea too.

  5. Lois Ferrell says:

    I have to add to this idea….I used a table runner, the same weight as a firm placemat, and it worked great. One table runner, cut in half, made 2 good-sized purse organizers. I bought mine cheap, cheap, on clearance at Tuesday Morning.

  6. Kandie says:

    What a perfect solution! I make my own purses and put in pockets that go from side to side, but there’s always that stuff in the middle……….

    Thanks again!

  7. Angela says:

    Can you proivde an example of the interfacing you used? ie. name brand
    I did not understand German #250. Is that a brand?

  8. Carol says:

    When I open the PDF it opens in Wordpad and I cannot make heads or tails out of it. Can you help Me?

    • TipNut says:

      Hi Carol, do you have Adobe Reader installed? You need that to open pdf files. You can download it here (free): Adobe Reader. If you do have it installed already, try right clicking on the pdf, click “open with”, and then select Adobe Reader.

  9. Amber says:

    I love this idea so much! such a better and more affordable solutution than buying one! Going to make one with my daughter… can’t wait!

  10. Yani says:

    Nice!! I started to make one for my jumbo purse, I’m making it larger but is the same idea, I just need to go to buy some pellon (heavyweight interfacing) and then I will have it ready in just minutes :)

  11. Martha says:

    Thank you for this useful pattern. I plan to make this for a Christmas present. I think she will love it. I need one also. Thank you again.

  12. Meryllee says:

    SUch a lovely idea. I’m into using up fabric from old clothing. The plastic in icecream containers and cold drink bottles is also useful to cut up and use for reinforcing in bags etc. Added bonus is that they are then fully washable. I call m handbag a mobile black hole of Calcutta!!!! This is the solution!Thanks so much!

  13. sue laduke says:

    I’m so tired of searching for stuff in my purse! Can’t wait to make one–please send pattern!


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