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Sew a quick notions organizer from a purchased placemat. It’s ideal for gift-giving.


Nancy's 30 Favorite Gifts to Sew Nancy Zieman



The original notions holder is fast to make with Double-Faced Quilted Fabric, contrasting binding, and assorted zipper-top bags from the grocery store. It’s a featured project in one of my newest books, Nancy’s 30 Favorite Gifts To Sew, a book that the Sewing With Nancy team and I put together in celebration of Sewing With Nancy’s 30th Anniversary.


Nancy Zieman’s Sew a Notions Organizer from a Placemat Nancy's 30 Favorite Gifts to Sew Book



In today’s blog posting, you’ll learn my super-quick blog exclusive version made with a purchased placemat and four clear 3-ring zipper-top pencil pouches from the office supply store.

Nancy Zieman’s Sew a Notions Organizer from a Placemat Nancy's 30 Favorite Gifts to Sew Book

Supplies:

Sewing Tutorial:

Stitch Velcro® Sew-on Tape to placemat edges as shown. Fold the placemat in half, right sides together, and mark centerline. Tape two 3-ring pencil pouches on each side of the center placement line—stacking and staggering the pencil pouches.


Nancy Zieman’s Sew a Notions Organizer from a Placemat Nancy's 30 Favorite Gifts to Sew Book



Stitch centerline, through all layers, attaching pencil pouches to placemat. Trim away excess pencil pouch bottoms—1/4″ from stitching line.


Nancy Zieman’s Sew a Notions Organizer from a Placemat Nancy's 30 Favorite Gifts to Sew Book



Cut ribbon the length of the placemat plus 1″. Turn ribbon ends under 1/2″. Apply Double-Sided Basting Tape to wrong side of ribbon. Center ribbon over stitching line.


Nancy Zieman’s Sew a Notions Organizer from a Placemat Nancy's 30 Favorite Gifts to Sew Book



Edgestitch ribbon to placemat around all four edges using a Teflon Foot. The Teflon Presser Foot will prevent the pencil pouches from tugging against the foot.


Nancy Zieman’s Sew a Notions Organizer from a Placemat Nancy's 30 Favorite Gifts to Sew Book



Fill with sewing notions and enjoy. This also works great as a makeup organizer!

Nancy's 30 Favorite Gifts to Sew Nancy Zieman

30 Gift Ideas in One Book!

If you like the quick gift I’ve shown you in this blog, there are 29 more options just waiting for you to stitch in Nancy’s 30 Favorite Gifts to Sew book.

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