Going vertical is a great way to clear clutter off your desk or counters. If you have a little bit of wall space this burlap and fabric wall organizer is a great way to tidy up bills, kids school forms, or your business papers. It is a rather simple and straight forward sewing project-you only need to be able to sew a straight line to put this together. Burlap is a pretty textured fabric that goes well with just about any home decor or design, simply choose a duck cloth fabric that coordinates with your home to make this piece that is functional as well as decorative, a great addition to your home office or in the kitchen to hold recipes.
Burlap and Fabric Wall Organizer
- Burlap by the yard
- duck cloth
- 2- 15″ dowel rods
- 1 yard of 1″ ribbon
- sewing machine/thread
Cut a rectangle from your burlap cloth to 26″ x 16″
Sew a 1/4 ” seam down each side, sewing as close to the edge of fold over as you can.
On the top and bottom of burlap sew a 1″ seam, leaving room for the dowel rods to be inserted.
Cut 2- 14″x 9″ pieces of duck cloth, flip each one wrong side up and sew a 1/4″ seam on all 4 sides.
Center your seamed duck cloth so that the bottom is 1″ from the bottom of burlap- and sew around sides, and bottom-forming a pocket. Repeat with the second piece, sewing it 1″ from top edge of burlap.
Slide dowel rod into the bottom seam, sew up ends to keep it in place. Tape ribbon to the end of second dowel rod and slide it all the way through and out the other side. Remove tape, center ribbon and tie into a knot. Slide dowel rod back into center of seam.
Your organizer is ready to hang and holds standard file folders perfectly, making it a functioning piece of handmade wall decor.