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Old 06-28-2013, 09:52 AM   #1
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Framed burlap hanging pocket organizer

I had an older, tall-but-narrow, picture frame hanging around. It used to have a picture under glass, but my boys broke the glass and the picture was damaged...it was just something from Cost Plus anyway, just a poster print. I think they broke the frame, too, but I asked DH to fix it. He begrudgingly fixed it and then it sat and sat and sat in the garage.

I wanted to put something practical in it, maybe a ribbon board or a cork board...something. Then I saw THIS:

http://sunlitspaces.com/wp-content/u...-organizer.jpg

And I had *just* bought a burlap remnant from JA, on a whim, with no plans in mind .

I cut the width of my remnant in half, and sewed it back together so it would be long but skinny (for my frame). Then I folded it up to form the pockets, and stitched them all into place.

DH helped me wrap it around a piece of thin wood that he had cut to fit the frame, and he stapled it into place. Some of the staples show on the front--DOH!!! That would have made me so irritated 6-7 years ago, but now I am just happy it's done and he helped.

Besides, it's not perfect. I think that I should have used some interfacing or something for each pocket, to add some stiffness, b/c they are a little wavy and not tight like in my inspiration photo. But it will do the job and didn't cost much to make.



ETA -- > Whaddaya know, I just found a tutorial for this project! It costs more than mine, and you have to do some math, but no sewing is involved and the pockets are stiffer I just eyeballed my pockets as I was folding them, I wanted some shallow ones on top and some deeper ones on the bottom. DH said he would have liked some mid-sized ones as well. Maybe for the next picture frame my kids wreck...

http://shine.yahoo.com/team-mom/diy-...58.html#!gvL8x

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I that and even have the perfect frame already.
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:27 AM   #4
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I really like that - great idea and I think it turned out very nice!
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That's such an awesome project! What a great idea.
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soooooo neat. i have a picture frame the kids broke the glass on too
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Re: Framed burlap hanging pocket organizer

Thanks everyone -- I was surprised to see this resurrected Although we still haven't hung it up, I've been using it! I really like it
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Thats pretty neat!
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