"My skin is kind of sort of brownish pinkish yellowish white.
My eyes are greyish blueish green, but I'm told they look orange in the night.
My hair is reddish blondish brown, but it's silver when it's wet,
And all the colors I am inside have not been invented yet."
-Shel Silverstein

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Coupon Organizer

Here is a little coupon organizer I made for my friend's birthday that is coming up Friday!
I made one for my cousin's birthday yesterday but I tweeked this one a little.





Here are the supplies you'll need if you want to make one: 2 coordinating matierials, some thin cardboard (like from a cereal box or frozen pizza), fusible fleece, and a file folder (for the little folders inside)

I cut the fabric the size of a normal printer paper- cut one of the main fabric, one of the lining and one of fusible fleece.
Then cut 4 triangles that will be used for the sides of the organizer.
Apply the fusible fleece to the wrong side of the main fabric.
Put the fabrics together to see where the velcro should go, and mark both sides.


Cut a piece of cardboard a little smaller than the paper since it will be inside the sewed pieces.


Sew the velcro on the main fabric and the lining material where you marked earlier.




Place the fabrics right side together with the velcro ends opposite each other and sew 3 sides closed.



Turn the piece right side out and place the cardboard inside (which sounds easier than it was!) be sure it's snug since it won't look too great if it's baggy.


Fold the top edge in and sew closed.

Sew the triangles together, leaving an opening at the top to turn them right side out.


Turn right side out and fold the top in and sew closed


Placing the tip of the triangle in the corner of the bottom of the organizer, sew up the side (that is a little hard to explain but hopefully the photo helps)


Fold the organizer and sew up the other side of the triangle (this was a little tough with the cardboard)

Here is the finished side:

I made a template with printer paper for cards to put inside to organize the coupons then I traced them onto a file folder I had and cut them out (I only made 6 dividers since that was what fit onto the folder)


Here is the finished organizer!


With the dividers:

And again:
I hope my friend likes it!



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3 comments:

  1. Great tutorial! You have inspired me to redo my coupon organizer. :)
    Leslie
    http://oursoftspottoland.blogspot.com

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  2. Geat tutorial. You went to a lot of effort. Thank you for the inspiration!

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