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Two Quick and Easy Sewing Projects to Help Organize Your Desk, Dresser, or Bookshelf

How to make a cute fabric-covered box and drawstring bag.

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. They are cute gift options, too.

The box can be made with sturdy cardboard and covered with fabric or paper, perhaps vintage maps or wallpaper. You don’t need to hide your boxes inside drawers, though. You can make versions for your desk or bookshelves. Try covering a purchased box, or make your own using chipboard or pasteboard, a solid, noncorrugated cardboard that is at least .08 mm thick.

A simple drawstring bag is easy to make and perfect for drawer sachets, goodies, or for gift giving. You can make it to the size you need and personalize it by adding an initial.

Both projects are quick, easy, and versatile. Plus, they are great stash-busting projects. 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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