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Take Charge Of Your Purse With An Easy-To-Make Organizer

Wow ladies, the next time you’re cleaning out your purse, take a good look at everything you stash in there. Do we tote around a bunch of stuff or what!

Having what we need within reach and safely tucked in our bags is great…but now…how to find what we need when we need it! Things like lipstick, compact mirror, comb/brush, essential cosmetics, lip balm, mobile phone, a pack of tissues, wallet, coin purse, our keys…on and on it goes.

Here are several lovely projects that are designed to stash and organize all kinds of gadgets and necessary items, some pretty clever ideas and many are easy to make too!

Using a purse organizer will help keep things in order and dare I say it…maybe even make room for more items to fit! lol. Tip: I find these especially useful for carryon luggage when traveling.

These projects are suitable for sewing skills at all levels…Beginner to Advanced. Enjoy!


Shabby French [1]: Roll style, this one with lacey, feminine touches. Features an inner strap to hold pins, hair elastics, etc.

Custom-fit [2]: An old cereal box is used, cover it with pretty fabric. Dimensions can be any size you like.



Placemat Design [3]: This one cleverly transforms a placemat, can easily be embellished with ribbon or decorative trim.

Find It Fast! [4]: More for Intermediate level sewers, you’ll need batting, Timtex and pretty fabric to make this.



10-Pockets [5]: Wow! This one’s a little more advanced and involved to put together, but very impressive!

Robert Kaufman Design [6]: Ideal for a travel carryon. Final project measures 12″ x 8.5″ x 4.5″. The tutorial is via pdf which you’ll find on this page [7].



Pot Holder Caddy [8]: Made with a rectangular hot pad (can use a square shape for smaller size), a big button and small snack size baggies.

For Pocketbooks [9]: Made with 12-by-13-inch rectangle of fabric and twine (optional).



For Tote Bags (Removable) [10]: A handy 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 [11]: Pocket inserts/panels for handbags with fabric, seam binding and stabilizer.



With Plastic [12]: A simple design (instructions are very basic), this one’s lined with sheets of plastic to help hold the shape.

Divider [13] (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.



Tote Topper [14]: This buttons over the top edge of tote, roomy enough to hold a small wallet or phone and keys.

Felt [15]: It’s a sweet little felt purse to tuck in your large one. Has inner spaces for stashing goodies.



For Large Bags [16]: The finished item measures approximately 8″ tall by 14″ across the base and top and has a depth of 5″. The double handles are side positioned to accommodate extra heavy loads. Printed material & cut list available, tutorial is on video.

Snaps Closed [17]: This one is made from white muslin, has 5 inner pockets and snaps closed. Simple design, no pattern required.