Tuesday Tutorial – Hanging Jewelry Organizer

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Hi – it’s Traci, from amazing mae. I am lucky enough to be one of Melissa’s friends. We have known each other for over 10 years ever since we both moved to the same area of Kentucky. She is awesome and I love bouncing ideas off of her, copying her ideas and just sitting in her craft room to absorb all the creative juices. I am glad she asked me to do the Tuesday Tutorial because it got my slow juices flowing again. So, here is my version of the Tuesday Tutorial – the hanging jewelry organizer for your necklaces and bracelets. This is perfect for hanging on the back of the bathroom door, from a hook in your bedroom or from a pretty nail. The loops snap making it easy to get to a necklace/bracelet or to easily add more to the organzier!

What it takes to make it:

2 pieces of cotton quilter’s fabric 34″long X 6″wide

1 piece of medium weight fusible interfacing 34″long X 6″wide

1 piece of Warm and Natural batting 34″long X 6″wide

8 pieces of cotton quilter’s fabric 7″long X 4″wide

4 pieces of medium weight fusible interfacing 7″long X 4″wide

1 pack of heavy duty snaps (comes in a kit with tools to install)

1 pack of 7/16″ extra large eyelets (grommets) and 7/16″ extra large eyelet tool

How to make it:


1 – Iron on the fusible interfacing. You need to iron one piece of 34″ X 6″ interfacing to the wrong side of one of the pieces of 34″ X 6″ of cute cotton quilter’s fabric.
Then, you will need to take the 4 pieces of 7″ X 4″ interfacing and iron them on to the wrong side of just 4 of the 7″ X 4″ pieces of cotton quilter’s fabric. You will have 4 pieces left that do not have interfacing fused to them.

2 – Let’s (kind of) quilt! Take your other piece of 34″ X 6″ piece of fabric and draw lines with a water soluble marker where you want your lines. I did mine every inch with two in the middle just 1/2″ apart to add a bit of variety.

Sew along the lines with a little longer stitch than usual.
3 – Making the loops – what the jewelry is held by! Take your 8 pieces of 7X4 fabric – 4 with interfacing and 4 with out. Pair them up 1 piece with and one piece without and face them wrong sides together.

Now sew around all four sides with a 1/4″ seam leaving about a 2″ opening to turn right side in.
4 – Cut the corners and turn right side in.

5 – Press the seams and sew a top stitch all the way around so that the opening gets closed up.

6 – Attaching the heavy duty snaps – very easy to do. We need to attach them to the loops first. So, measure 1/2 ” from the top and 1.75″ from the sides and that will be where you attach the top half of your snap. It’s the pretty half with the shiny silver button look. Follow the directions on the package to do this.
They will look like this when you have the 4 top halves of the snaps attached.
*Hint – the tool supplied to make the hole in the fabric might not work very well since you are going through about 3 layers. So, just get some small sharp tipped scissors and make a tiny hole with the point.

“> 7 – Attaching the loops to the long quilted piece of fabric with the other part of the snap. You will place these bottom snaps at 4″ from top, 12″, 20″, and 28″ (all 8 inches apart). You will snip the little hole in the base fabric first and put the back part of the snap through. Then, cut a tiny hole in the opposite side of the loop (opposite from the end that you already attached the first part of the snap). Lay this on top of the base fabric and make sure the snap goes through it as well.

Attach the snap according the package directions.
8 – Snap the snaps together to form the loops!!
9 – Take your piece of 34″X6″ with the interfacing and this piece with all the loops and snaps and put them right sides together. Sew all the way around with a 3/8″ seam and leaving about a 6″opening on one of the long sides for turning.

10 – Press out the seams and top stitch all the way around to finish off and close off the turning opening.

11 – It’s time for attaching the extra large eyelet/grommet. You can go ahead and attach it following the directions on the package and placing it 1″ down from the top and in the center.

12 – Now, it is done, but you can add a ribbon if you want to hang it from something that is larger than the opening of the grommet. I cut a piece of ribbon 30″ long, ran it through the grommet, and tied a knot at the top. Hang your necklaces and bracelets from all the loops and hang it on the back of the bathroom door, from a hook in your room or a pretty nail in the wall.

*This would be very cute in a teens room or in your daughter’s room to hang all her jewelry and head bands!!

Comments

  1. says

    Great idea Traci! How fun to see both of you on this blog.

    Melissa,

    Hope you got your stitches out and your finger is feeling better. I think its spring break there. Hope you are doing something fun.

  2. says

    I love it. But you beat me to it :) I have had one of these on my list of things to make forever-although my design is a bit different. I really like this and definitely need it :) The loop snap thing is a great idea! thanks for sharing!

  3. says

    Wow, thanks; this is an awesome project. I am going to link this to the holiday gift idea thread in arts and crafts at MDC. Because I know a lot of mamas on there will want to make these.
    I have to wait a little while to go and buy snaps but after I make one I will post it on my blog and link to you from there, too. Thanks again for the tut!

  4. says

    If you put small necklaces or bracelets in the bottom section, you could roll it up and use the ribbon through the grommet to tie it up. It would be perfect to tuck in a suitcase when you’re travelling. When you reach your destination, you just take it out, unroll it and hang it up.

  5. says

    #3 says to put the two pieces of fabric WRONG SIDES together. Is this correct?

    In the picture it shows Right Sides together and then later you say to turn it Right Side out.

  6. says

    Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a
    lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something.
    I think that you could do with a few pics to drive the message home a little bit, but other than that,
    this is fantastic blog. A fantastic read. I’ll certainly be back.

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