Saturday, January 15, 2011

Purse Pocket

 A quick project that helps keep you organized. I love this, I can keep all the little things I need in one place and it is quick and easy to toss from purse to purse, in the car, diaper bag, tote etc.
  Take a pot holder and on the right side across from the loop sew a button.


 Layer opposite each other 8 snack size zip lock bags. Cris cross them one to the left, one right and so forth.

 Let some of each bag overlap the center so when you sew them there is ample room to keep from slipping out. You may use tape to stabilize bags temporarily.
Next using a piece of gross grain ribbon or other sturdy ribbon or fabric, zig zag a piece the length of the pot holder, being careful to catch all baggies.
 When finished it will look like this, remove any tape you may have used.

 Now the fun part. Fill it with all the little things you need that tend to get lost in your purse.  Safety pins, dental floss, hand wipes, business cards, hair bands etc.




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23 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Very clever, Shannon! I see so many cute potholders out there that I don't even want to use them while cooking! Nicely done!

XO,
Jane

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Now, this is such a great idea. I love it. You are so clever. I need to make one of these. Perfect. Hugs, Marty

Susan said...

This one project I will definitely make!! Thank you!!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

well now, isn't that just the cutest! I like the potholder idea...you can personalize with style!
great idea.

Marydon said...

Now aren't you the cleverest, Shannon! Just fab!
TY for sharing.

Have a beautiful PS weekend.
TTFN ~
Hugs, Marydon

Sharing Shadymont said...

I make something similar. I find the long potholders with the loop on the narrow end, fold in thirds, add a button, sew the bottom third front to back and it makes a great case for glasses, small cosmetics, etc. They were a hit with coworkers last year. There's so much we can do with these potholders. I love your idea and might have to try this. Thanks for sharing your great idea!!!

In the Heart of Happy said...

How friggin' cute AND functional. I love it and will be making one for myself today!!

Ann said...

What a fantastic idea!! I love it. Nothing like starting the new year organized.:o)
Thanks for sharing.
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

Martha said...

How clever!!!

Laura said...

I love it! I might just try making one myself. Looks like a great little project and something that I can really use!
((Hugs))
Laura

Kharlie Bug said...

What a fantastic idea! Since I carry a huge bag, this would be perfect so I don't lose everything in the bottom!

ELIZE said...

lindo seu blog !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Janice said...

This is totally brilliant! These are going on my Christmas gift giving list. Simple, easy & awesome idea! Found this though Pinterest :) TFS!

Mary Maurer said...

Just saw this on Pinterest. Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant!

Patricia Montgomery said...

Awesome idea!

arlene said...

I'll be making one this afternoon! Leaving for a trip Friday and I HATE loose things in my large bag but don't want the extra weight of the whole box/container. This will be great for a few pills, too.

Lynn said...

I need this for my knitting bag! All the little stitch counters, cable needles, etc.

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

This is absolutely brilliant! I use those old airline toiletry bags that they used to give out (ages ago, they had lotions or sleep masks in them) to hold the "random" stuff in my purse. But this is way better because there are more "pockets" and I bet it's reasonably waterproof if something spills inside a bag. I'm pinning this; thanks so much for the tutorial!

lotta joy said...

Crafty idea and perfect for filling in the spaces in the Christmas boxes I'll be mailing home!

Ilvshells said...

I can't wait to do this, what size potholder, does it matter.

Ilvshells said...

I can't wait to do this, what size potholder, does it matter.

Tracy & Gary said...

This is awesome!

~Nada~ said...

Hi... Smart idea... How did u bound the bags to the pot holder? I still don't get it :(

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