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Project provided courtesy of:
Simplicity Pattern Co.  ©

Wall Organizer


  • 36” x 28” (91.5 x 71.5 cm) rectangle of canvas
  • 18” x 12” (45.5 x 430.5 cm) medium weight clear plastic
  • 2 3/8” yards *217 cm) ” (2cm wide striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Size 16 sewing machine needle
  • Pinking shears

Here’s how

1. Cut: Cut an 18” x 28” (45.5 x 71.5 cm) backing piece from canvas. Also, cut one 18” x 7” (45.5 x 19.5 cm) pocket and one 18” x 6 3/8” (45.5 x 17 cm) pocket from canvas. Cut three 18” (45.5 cm) and two 1” (38 cm) ribbon lengths.



2. Loops: Fold the short ribbon pieces in half to form a double layer. Edgestitch. Make loops as shown in Sketch 1, stitching across bottom triangle.

3. Prepare Backing: pink top and bottom edges; turn 1” (3.2 cm) and press. Pin loops in position at top. See Sketch 2. Edgestitch along both folded edges. Topstitch “ (2 cm) from finished edges.

4. Pockets: Press upper raw edge of canvas pockets ” (6 mm) towards right side. Pin ribbon along pressed canvas edges and flush with plastic top edge. Edgestitch both long sides of ribbon. Press under ” (1.3 cm) at lower canvas pocket edges. Pin and stitch pockets to backing, layering lower canvas pocket over plastic as shown in Sketch 2.

5. Finish: pink side edges. Turn under 1” (2.5 cm) Press. Pin and topstitch 5/8” (1.5 cm) from finished edges. Divide pockets into sections as desired by stitching vertically through all layers.

Simplicity’s 76 Great Gifts Book
Project #29

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