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Cold Weather Catchall

Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.

Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.


Capture the flurry of hats and scarves all winter with a hanging organizer for your closet door. Pockets accommodate everyone's winter wear, while fun embroidery adds a decorative touch. Keep your winter accessories organized with this cold weather catchall.
 


Project Needs & Notes

-
1/2 yard solid colored canvas for pockets
- 2/3 yard patterned canvas
- 1 package bias tape
- 9" wide wooden pants hanger
- Medium-weight (2.5 ounce) cutaway stabilizer
-
Air-erase pen for marking

Designs featured in this tutorial include
D9763, Sledding Sunbonnet Sue and D9766, Sledding Fisherman

Finished Size: 9" x 21"
 


Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.

Begin by marking the fabric for the pockets.

Use an air-erase pen to draw two rectangles, each 9 1/2" x 12".

Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.

A template, or printout of a design, is an excellent tool to help with placement.

Print a template of the design from your embroidery software.
If you do not have embroidery software, Wilcom's TrueSizer is
a free program to use.


Place the template for one design in one rectangle; in this example, it's in the center. Mark the center point and vertical and horizontal axis lines. These lines are used when hooping.

Repeat with the template of the other design, for the other rectangle.


Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.

Hoop the fabric and stabilizer together to embroider the first pocket.

Line the marks on the fabric with the marks on the hoop.

Move the hoop so the needle is right over the center point. Embroider the design.

Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.

Trim the excess stabilizer from the back of each embroidery design.

Repeat the above steps to embroider the fabric for the second pocket.

Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.

Cut out each rectangle.

Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.

Cut a length of bias tape a bit longer than the long edge of each pocket.

Wrap the bias tape around the top edge of each pocket.

Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.

Pin the bias tape in place.

Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.

Stitch the bias tape in place along the top of each pocket.

Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.

Trim the bias tape at each end so it's flush with the pocket fabric.

Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.

At the bottom corners of each pocket, make a pair of marks 1" and 1 1/2" in along the bottom edge.

Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.

At the 1" mark, fold the fabric to the front and press. At the 1 1/2" mark, fold the fabric toward the back and press.

Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.

Pin the pleat in place. Repeat for each bottom corner.

Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.

Stitch just under 1/2" away from the bottom edge of each pocket to hold the pleats in place.

Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.

Cut two rectangles out of the patterned fabric, 10" x 22".

(If you're adding more than two pockets to this project, cut the rectangles longer.)


Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.

At the top end of the fabric, mark the center point. Then mark 2" to each side of the center point.

Sew the two pieces together at the top, leaving a 4" gap in the middle, between the marks.

Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.

Press the top seam open.

Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.

On the right side, stitch 1/4" from each side of the seam to hold the seam allowance in place.

Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.

To attach the pockets, draw a line 1" from the bottom of the front piece of patterned fabric.

Align the stitching across the bottom of the pocket with this line, with the pocket upside-down and right sides facing.

Stitch in place.

Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.

Flip the pocket up to its correct position.

Repeat for the second pocket, aligning the stitching with a line drawn 11" from the bottom of the patterned rectangle.  


Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.

Align the sides of each pocket with the sides of the larger fabric rectangles, and pin in place.

Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.

Stitch 1/4" from the edge on each side to hold the pockets in place.

Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.

On both long sides, mark 3 1/2" to each side of the top seam, for a span of 7". Press under 1/2" along each span and pin in place.

Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.

Stitch 1/4" from the folded edge, along each 7" span.

Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.

Lay the entire organizer right sides together. Pin at the sides, making sure to keep pockets free of the seam.

Stitch 1/2" from each side, from the bottom to where the folded-under top segment begins.

Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.

Turn the organizer right side out and press the side seams. Insert the hanger through the bottom, poking the metal hook through the gap at the top.

Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.

To finish the bottom edge, fold the raw edges under 1/2".

Pin in place and stitch close to the edge.

Free project instructions to create a cold weather catchall.

Add extra pockets to this hanging organizer to store everyone's hats and mittens, then hang on the coat closet or door to keep your entryway organized!

Cold Weather Catchall



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Products used in this Project:

Sledding Sunbonnet Sue $4.99 - $6.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

6.86" x 5.86" | 5.67" x 4.86" | 3.86" x 3.31"

Sledding Fisherman Fred $4.99 - $6.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

7.16" x 5.86" | 5.91" x 4.86" | 3.85" x 3.16"

A Animals on Ice Design Pack $10.97

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.87" x 5.98" | 3.86" x 3.87"