I’m still on my organizing frenzy. This week I am working on the kids room. We have very limited space for all of their clothes as we only have one armoire and one dresser that they all share. I needed a way to keep all of their clothes separated by child. Their clothes used to be all together and so unorganized, which caused complete madness! I wanted something that could be reusable and quick to make. I also wanted to use up all of those plastic bags that I had in the closet. I had been wondering for awhile now if I could cut up sew those plastic blags, so I decided to give it a shot and well, it works great. The best part about the dividers is that when you want to change seasons or the child’s size, all you have to do is reprint and insert it into the little pocket. So I hope these cute little clothes dividers help you in your organizing frenzies, they sure are helping me!
Closet Clothes Dividers Tutorial
*kid sized coat hangers
Start by cutting up the plastic bags. Cut off the zipper and cut up all the seams so that they lie flat.
Change your foot to the teflon foot if you have one. If not, grab a plastic foot, hopefully you have one of those. It just makes sewing over the plastic much easier.
Tape two pieces of card stock together and make the following shape. The templet is 13 1/4″ long and 8″ to the highest point and then 5 1/2″ on the sides. If you are not using kids coat hangers measure like so.
Measure about 2 1/2″ all around the coat hanger except leave about 3/4″ on the sides of coat hanger to the edge of the paper.
Take your 4″ square templet and cut out one piece of plastic. It is easiest if you use your rotary cutter to cut out the pieces. If your pieces of plastic are wrinkled you can iron them by sandwiching them in between some pieces of fabric. I did it and it worked great, but don’t hold me liable for any mess-ups.
**Please feel free to use this tutorial for your personal sewing projects. You may link this to your blog and use any photo’s. Please be kind and give credit where credit is due.**
Any questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact me. If you make one using this tutorial, please add it to my flickr group. I would love to see it and just may see it featured one day!