The full tutorial for making these purse organizers is below, but if don’t want to make one yourself, I’ll make it for you! You can find these purse organizers in my Etsy shop in a variety of colors!
I don’t know about you, but my purse is usually a mess! I have tons of little things floating around inside of it, and it’s pretty crazy trying to find anything smaller than my wallet. God forbid I ever have to ask JM to find my chapstick for me while I’m driving! But this quick and easy DIY purse organizer I made out of a hot pad has totally helped!
This thing is awesome! The plastic baggies protect my purse from spills and keep everything organized all in one place. It’s small enough to easily fit in my purses, and I can switch it from bag to bag. But it’s big enough that I can find it when I reach into my purse without hunting around for it. It’s perfect!
Hot Pad Purse Organizer
You only need a few things for this project:
- a hot pad (with the loop in the middle of a side, not at a corner)
- 6 Ziploc sandwich bags (about 6″ x 6″)
- a button
- fabric and ribbon (optional, for decorating the outside)
If you want to decorate the outside of your purse organizer, do that first. I liked the fabric of the hot pads I found at the dollar store, but you can easily sew a square of fabric onto the outside of your hot pad if it’s boring.
I did pretty mine up a bit by sewing a ribbon across the front. When you’re finished, your hot pad will be folded in half with the loop on the “back”, so take this into account when decorating. :-).
Once the outside is decorated to your liking, it’s time to add the bags to the inside. Lay your Ziploc bags on top of the hot pad, alternating directions for each one, and pin them down so they don’t slide around while you sew. Make sure the bag openings face towards and away from the loop (like the picture below).
Sew the bags onto the hot pad with a zigzag stitch, right down the middle of the bags. If you want a bit of extra reinforcement, put a skinny piece of ribbon on top of the bags before you sew them down onto the hot pad.
Once your bags are sewn on, cut off the extra ends from all six bags leaving a bit of plastic hanging over each end. Make sure not to cut the Ziploc side!
All that’s left is to sew a button onto the front of the hot pad. This way you can hook the loop around it to keep the purse organizer closed.
Now fill it up and enjoy your totally adorable and totally useful purse organizer!
This thing is great to keep all of my little things organized; I always have cough drops and band-aids with me, and in the spring I always have extra allergy meds just in case. What are your absolute must-haves when you leave the house, besides keys, wallet, and phone? Is your purse or bag a total mess?
If you want one for yourself, you can find them in my Etsy shop in a variety of colors!these awesome parties!