How to Make a Fabric Drawer Organizer

How to Make a Fabric Drawer Organizer

I love to organize things, especially my drawers. I came across this great pattern and tutorial at Pink Penguin on how to make a fabric drawer organizer and had to share it with you. This is a super simple organizer project with a little quilting that will go a long way to keeping all of your small things in line. I have other tutorials on how to make fabric baskets that are just as easy if you want to try those out but these are great for using in drawers.

I used plain cotton fabrics from my stockpile and some quilt batting to create these fabric drawer organizers. My fabrics were purchased from JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores and others from fabric.om but you could head to onlinefabricstore.net to get exactly what you need for your drawer organizers. This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

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How to Make a Fabric Drawer Organizer

What you will Need: How to Make a Fabric Drawer Organizer

  • 1/4 yd outer and lining fabric
  • 1/4 yd quilt batting and Pellon SF101 (Optional)
  • Standard sewing supplies
What you will Need

Step 1: Cut your Fabrics and Batting

From the outer, lining and Pellon SF 101 fabrics cut one each that measures 13″ x 7″. From the batting cut one piece that is a little bit larger all the way around to accommodate the quilting.

Step 2: Quilt the Lining

Place the lining fabric onto the batting making sure that it is centered. Quilt any way that you would like. I quilted mine in a diamond pattern starting with marking a line from one corner to 6″ from the other corner. Each line is 3/4″ wide. Once you have finished your diamond pattern trim off the excess batting.

Mark the quilting lines
Quilted lining
Trim the batting

Step 3: Stitch the Ends

Fold the quilted piece right sides together and lengthwise. Stitch along the short ends using a 1/4″ seam allowance.

Fold in half

Step 4: Box the Corners

Fold the corners so that they are in a point. Using a ruler, measure down from the point so that there is a line that measures 2 1/2″. Stitch along this line. Trim off the excess. Do this for both ends.

Box the corners
Trim the excess from the corners
Finished Lining

Step 5: Create the Outer Body

Fuse the SF 101 to the wrong side of the outer fabric following the manufacturer’s instructions. This step is optional. Create the outer body the same way you created the lining only without the quilting. Just use the fabric.

Finished outer organizer

Step 6: Add the lining to the Outer Organizer

Place the outer body right sides together with the lining body and pin or clip. Stitch along the top using a 1/4″ seam allowance and leaving san opening for turning.

Combine lining and outer organizer

Step 7: Turn Right Sides Out

Reach into the opening you left in the top and turn the organizer right sides out. Push the lining into the outer body and press. Fold under the opening and topstitch all the way around the top to secure.

Turn right sides out
Topstitch around the top

Step 8: Optional Topstitch

Topstitch along each corner to stabilize the organizer. Press the long edge bottoms and you are finished with your long drawer organizer.

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