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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Bath Toy Organizer - With Tutorial!

 Raise your hand if your tired of showering with your children's toys covering the bathtub floor?? Raise your hand if your tired of trying to stack them in the shower corners to get them out of your way??? I raised my hand to both, so I decided to come up with my own bath toy organizer. I found this mesh fabric at the local second hand store half price for 50 cents!! I also scored a grab bag of bias tapes, some new, some homemade...2.99 for pretty large lot! Okay, I hope this makes sense. Here we go.

First step is to determine your size. I did mine 14 inches wide, and 24 inches long.

I cut two pocket, 10 inches long by 14 inches wide.

This was an easy project because I used bias tape to attach the pockets, and seal in the sides!! Cut 5 strips of bias tape, and make them 141/2 inches long. I added an extra 1/2 inch for a little hangover on the ends to make sure it all gets sewed in later. Sew it to the top and bottom of your top pocket, the top of your backing material, and to the top of your bottom pocket. Don't add the tape to the bottom of your bottom pocket just yet, set it aside!!

Now to attach pockets, pin the bottom of your top pocket in place. I did it so that the top of the pocket was about 1/4 of an inch down from the top of my backing.

 Sew across, two seams for reassurance. Now attach the bottom of your bottom pocket to the backing by sandwiching the two pieces of material in between the final piece of bias tape you set aside.

It should look like this:

Now to seal in all the sides, grab another pack of bias tape... In any color you want!! I used what I had. Leave 4 inches at the top for your hangers, and begin sewing around...

Go all the way to the bottom tucking in the tape to make it looked finished and do the other side. Sew a loop at the top on both sides to hang it by.

Go grab some cheap suction hooks from the store, hang it up, fill it with toys and admire!!!

1 comment:

  1. You are so smart! I'll have to give this a try.

    Thanks for linking up today!