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Out The Door Organizer Project Review

Ever leave your home only to discover that you’d forgotten some important item? An organizer hung on the inner door knob puts those small but important items within easy reach. In this post I review the Out The Door Organizer by Staci of CraftyStaci.com (a guest post on SewCanShe.com)

Read the online tutorial here:

Out The Door Organizer Free Sewing Tutorial

Note this project is for personal use only.

For the purposes of my review, I’m going to summarize the tutorial, tell you what I did differently (if anything) and share my general thoughts about sewing the project.

The tutorial begins with some photographs of a finished Out The Door Organizer, a description of the project and its intended usage. This project is fat quarter friendly but can also be made using yardage. Recommended materials and a cutting list are next.

Step 1 Cut materials

I made a paper pattern before cutting out my material. I labelled them as per the piece designations (A to G) in the instructions.

Cut materials for Oue The Door Organizer on a green background
Materials for out the door organizer
Step 2 Prepare materials

Interfacing is fused in place and some pieces are folded. I had to trim off some excess interfacing from my pieces. My rotary cutter and ruler made this quick and easy. I decided to press all the pieces that were folded. Pieces F, G and H are sew at this point

Step 3 Sew

There is quite a lot of pinning involved for step. As per the instructions, I basted A, C, D and E together with a 1/4” seam allowance before, sewing the main seam. I also basted F, G and H in place at this time.

I found it difficult to work with the organizer opening at the bottom so I turned my organizer inside out, sewed the bottom opening closed and made a new turning gap at the top.

Lastly I top-stitched the perimeter. There were a lot of layers to sew through so I sewed slowly.

Top-stitching my Organizer

That’s it! There are only three steps!

Here are some photos of my finished Out The Door Organizer

Front of my finished Organizer
Back of my Out Door The Organizer
My Organizer hanging from a round door knob
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My Organizer hanging from a lever handle
Conclusion

This organizer can be hung from a variety of door knob sizes and styles. and the tutorial is well written and easy to follow. It’s surprising how quickly this project comes together. The numerous photos are a big help. This is a good projects for beginner and more experienced sewers.

I can see myself making additional organizers as gifts. When I do, I’ll be leaving the turning gap at the top as I found this much easier than trying to press and pin all the bottom layers straight.

Do you forget things on your way out the door? Would you try making an Out The Door Organizer? Comment below and/or Pin me for later!

Tanya

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