DIY Purse Organizer Sewing Tutorial | Sew Simple Home
Textual description of firstImageUrl

DIY Purse Organizer Sewing Tutorial

Ever been digging through your purse for several minutes searching for your keys, chapstick or that ever elusive stick of gum?  Yep, me too.

It can be so frustrating with bags and purses these days.  They are cute and fashionable but there aren't any pockets or the pockets they have don't hold all the items you need.

Keep your bag or purse organized with this diy purse organizer sewing tutorial and pattern.
This post contains affiliate links to products I recommend.  I do make a portion off any you may purchase.  See full disclosure here.

Or you could be like me and you like to switch bags occasionally but don't want to have to remove everything from one bag to the other because it is a lot of work.  Well, now you are going to LOVE the DIY purse organizer pattern.

Not only will it help keep your purse nice and organized, but it makes switching bags easy and quick.



diy purse organizer

You can easily get your purse organized by making your own one of a kind organizer.  Customize your purse organizer with all the pockets inside and out.  Easily transport your organizer from one purse to the other without losing anything.

diy purse organizer

Tons of space on the interior for all the essentials and even great for adding to your diaper bag.


diy purse organizer

The outside back pocket is big enough to hold your e-reader or your planner.


diy purse organizer

What do you think?  Will this purse organizer be life changing for you?




--------
Want the entire Purse Organizer Pattern and full step by step photo tutorial and none of the hassle?  Grab it for $3.75 in our Etsy Shop. No need to access the internet each time you want to make your own.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/124756502/purse-organizer-pdf-sewing-pattern-purse
------






diy bag organizer



DIY Purse Organizer Sewing Tutorial


Materials Needed

  • Free Purse Organizer Pattern Pieces - grab at the end of the post
  • 1/2 yard main fabric
  • 1/2 yard lining fabric
    • Suggested fabrics: cotton, cotton blends, flannel, linen, quilting cotton, bottom  weights, or lightweight denim
  • 1 yard fusible interfacing, lightweight to medium
  • 18" of ribbon (cut 2, 9" pieces)
  • Thread



Finished Measurement of Purse Organizer:  8.5" x 8.5" x 3"

diy purse organizer

Cutting Guide
When you are finished cutting you should have the following pieces.
Outside:
A. 1 Front
B. 1 Back
C. 2 Side pieces, cut vertically
D. 1 Bottom
E. 1 Front Long Pocket, cut horizontally
F. 2 to 4 Front Small Pockets
G. 2 Side Pockets, cut vertically
H. 1 Back Pocket

Inside:
I. 1 Front
J. 1 Back
K. 2 Side pieces, cut vertically
L. 1 Bottom
M. 2 Inside Pockets

Interfacing:
A. 1 Front
B. 1 Back
C. 2 Side pieces, cut vertically
D. 1 Bottom
E. 1 Front Long Pocket, cut horizontally
F. 2 to 4 Front Small Pockets
G. 2 Side Pockets, cut vertically
M. 2 Inside Pockets






diy purse organizer

Step 1

Cut out all your fabric pieces and interfacing. Iron interfacing pieces to all the pocket pieces and all the lining pieces. Use pattern pieces to help guide you on which pieces need interfacing.




purse organizer pattern purse organizer pattern

Step 2

Take the short and long outside pocket pieces. (You should have 1 long piece and at least 2 short pocket pieces. The short pieces should be long in width.) 

Press the top edge of each of the pocket pieces down 1/8" and then press down another 1/4" more toward the wrong side of the fabric. 


With wrong side up, press the right edge of the short pieces 1/4". Stitch across the folded edge of the pocket pieces. Press with iron.








purse organizer pattern download

Step 3

Place long pocket piece on a flat surface with right side up. Place one of the short pocket pieces, right side up, 1/4" from the top edge of the long pocket, making sure the center of the long pocket and the folded edge of the short pocket are lined up. 


Add the next short pocket 1/4" down. Repeat with the number of pockets you'd like to add. Pin in place. Stitch the short pockets to the long pocket down the center seam, across the bottom edge and down the raw edge. 


Cut off any excess fabric that hangs over the edge of the long pocket. Press. 




diy purse organizer
Step 4
Take the organizer front and place it right side up on a flat surface. Place the front pocket on the front and match the bottom raw edges.





removable purse organizer pattern
Step 5
Stitch across the bottom edge at 1/8". Then stitch the pocket down the center.






purse organizer pattern download

Step 6

Take the back pocket pieces. Press the top edge of each of the pocket pieces down 1/8 inch and then press down another 1/4 inch more toward the wrong side of the fabric.   

Stitch across the folded edge of the pocket pieces. Press.








diy purse organizer

Step 7

Take the side pocket pieces. Press the top edge of each of the pocket pieces down 1/8 inch and then press down another 1/4 inch more toward the wrong side of the fabric.  

The side pocket pieces should be longer lengthwise. Stitch across the folded edge of the pocket pieces. Press.




removable purse organizer pattern

Step 8

Take the organizer back and place them right sides up on a flat surface. On the back piece, place the back pocket. 

On the side pieces, place the side pockets. Line up the bottom raw edges. Sew across the bottom of each pocket piece about 1/8" from the bottom





diy bag organizer

Step 9

Take the side pieces and repeat step 8.




purse organizer pattern download

Step 10

Lay out your main organizer pieces. You should have 2 side pieces, 1 front piece 1 back piece and 1 bottom piece. 

With Right Sides Together (RST), take one side piece and line it up with the left edge of the back piece. Stitch this side to the back. Take the other side piece and line it up with the left edge of the front piece. Stitch this side to the front. Press seams.





diy purse organizer

Step 11

With RST, place the back and the front pieces together. Stitch down the side seams. Press seams. Set main piece aside




how to make a handbag organizer

Step 12

Take all the lining pockets; you should have 2 large and 2 small. Press the top edge of each of the pocket pieces down 1/8" and then press down another 1/4" more toward the wrong side of the fabric. (The side pocket pieces should be longer lengthwise.) 

Stitch across the folded edge of the pocket pieces. Press. 







removable purse organizer pattern

Step 13

Take the lining pieces and lay them right side up on a flat surface. Lay pockets right side up on the lining. Line up the bottom raw edges. Sew across the bottom of each pocket piece about 1/8" from the bottom. 





diy bag organizer

Step 14

For the 2 larger pockets, draw various lines on the pocket. These will be used for holding items such as pencils, cell phones, glasses, notes, etc. Stitch down these lines from bottom to top, making sure to backstitch.




how to make a handbag organizer

Step 15

With Right Sides Together (RST), take one lining side piece and line it up with the left edge of the lining back piece. 


Stitch this side to the lining back. Take the other lining side piece and line it up with the left edge of the lining front piece. Stitch this side to the front. Press seams. 




how to sew an organizer bag
Step 16
With RST, place the lining back and the lining front pieces together. Stitch down the side seams. Press seams.






purse insert organizer

Step 17

With RST, pin the main bottom to the 4 sides of the main organizer. Stitch around the bottom of the organizer, making sure to turn your corners. Clip your corners and all your threads. 




how to make a handbag organizer
Step 18
Turn the organizer right side out and press all the seams. Repeat with lining bottom piece and lining sides.





how to sew an organizer bag

Step 19

Press the top edge of each main organizer and lining organizer down 1/4" to wrong side. 




diy bag organizer
Step 20 
Cut 2 pieces of ribbon, each 9" long. On either side of center front and center back, pin the ribbon to the wrong side of the main organizer.  You'll want each end to be about 3" apart. Baste ribbon in place.



purse insert organizer

Step 21

Place the lining inside the main organizer. Make sure the ribbon pieces are out. Pin your lining to your main fabric, matching side seams. 








how to sew an organizer bag

Step 22

Topstitch at 1/8" around the top edge of the organizer.



You did it!  Easier than you thought isn't it.  





diy bag organizer

Want the free purse organizer sewing pattern?  Simply click the button below to download.




Want the entire Purse Organizer Pattern and full step by step photo tutorial and none of the hassle?  Grab it for $3.75 in our Etsy Shop. No need to access the internet each time you want to make your own.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/124756502/purse-organizer-pdf-sewing-pattern-purse









Keep your bag or purse organized with this diy purse organizer sewing tutorial and pattern.

 

No comments

I'd love to hear from you!