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Organize with a Fabric-Covered Box

Jan 26, 2011
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Though every drawer is different, most could use some organizing. These two projects, a custom-size, fabric-covered box and a monogrammed fabric bag, make lovely work of neatening a dresser, and are cute gift options.  The box can be made with sturdy cardboard and covered with fabric or paper — perhaps vintage maps or wallpaper. If you don’t wish to hide your boxes inside drawers, make versions for your desk or bookshelves. You can cover a purchased box, or make your own using chipboard or pasteboard, a solid, non-corrugated cardboard at least .08 mm thick. The simple drawstring bags are easy to make and perfect for drawer sachets, goodies, or for gift giving. You can make them to the size you need, and personalize them by adding an initial.  Both projects are quick, easy, and versatile. Plus, they are great stash-busting projects to boot. Just imagine: Your dresser could be a delight, not a jumble. Sharilyn Wright shows you how to keep things neat with dividers and drawstring bags in this project from Quick Stuff to Sew, Vol. 5. 

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