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Flour Sack Mama’s Weekly Closet Organizer

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Original Closet Organizer by Flour Sack Mama

Looking for an easier way to keep your child’s closet organized so that school mornings go more smoothly?  If you can sew a little, you might want to try making a set of hanger organizers for the closet. It gives children a way to label clothes for each day of the week and have underwear, socks and other accessories already matched up for the day. It’s been helping us avoid arguments or delays over what to wear to school.  The organizer fits right over the day’s clothes after they’re already hanging up.  It includes three pockets for underwear and accessories. We used a variety of cotton fabrics, totaling four yards, to create a set of seven organizers to fit a children’s clothes hanger.  (Keep in mind that dimensions could be larger for a full-sized hanger.)  We used coordinating thread and grosgrain ribbon (at least one spool  of 1 1/2 -inch-wide ribbon needed).

We started by having the days of the week machine-embroidered onto my daughter’s favorite cotton fabric.  The font was no more than an inch high and 3 inches wide. Because my daughter insisted on pink lettering over lavender print fabric, the contrast was not good enough to show up well in the photo. They are easy to read in person. However, more contrast would be ideal. You can save the most if you have a home embroidery machine or if you use vintage tea towels that already have the embroidery on them.

Because I had to hire the work done, I saved by asking for the days to be printed in a column on one piece of fabric. You need to use a fabric strip that is 14-inches wide, allowing 5 vertical inches for each section of fabric where a day is printed. I used a narrower remnant for the embroidery and then pieced coordinating fabric blocks with it to make it work.  I was very happy with the work at Sew Unique in Clinton, Tennessee.  Lavender is my daughter’s latest favorite color.  So, that dominates our design.  We used some new fabric and some scraps, and we had fun mixing colors and patterns very casually.  I cut the days of the week apart at home before constructing the organizers.

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3 Responses to Flour Sack Mama’s Weekly Closet Organizer

  1. Simply Natural Mom January 14, 2012 at 4:06 am #

    This is a nice idea. I hang my girls clothes up as “complete outfits” with long sleeve shirt, shirt, leggings and skirt, with a rubber band around the hangers. The combinations vary for seasons and dresses and such. But any garments for one outfit are all in one spot. Right next to that are baskets for undershirts and underwear hanging in the closet Their socks go in a drawer next to their shoes by the door with their shoes. It’s become our routine now and it flows. It it sure is nice not to have them going in different directions to find everything in the morning! But your idea is much cuter!

  2. Anne September 12, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    Good to hear from you, Sharon. Sounds like you got your kids off to a great start. I love that they could be personalized so many different ways and I’m sure yours will be terrific!

  3. Sharon Szito September 12, 2011 at 7:52 am #

    Thank you for the Child Closet Organizer. I made my son and daughter something like this when they were little. They are They are 45 & 48 and this brought back great memories for me and now I am going to do them for my grandchildren and great grands. Thank you again. Sharon

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