40 Free Sewing Projects to Make You More Organized!

Head to your sewing room to start getting organized! These clever organizers and caddies for your home and car can help free you from clutter and unorganized spaces. Each description links to free sewing patterns for these DIY projects for pouches, bins, bags, and baskets.

Have some fun and beautify your home, too!

The A-Frame Organizer

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Learn how to sew an organizer caddy pattern that opens and closes with magnetic snaps at the top. It also has handles for easy carrying and pockets all around.

DIY Case for So Many Things!

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The DIY Case for Anything is great for crochet hooks, colored pencils, makeup brushes, and more.

Pretty Rope Bowl from Scraps

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I have a fabric basket next to my sewing machine to hold bobbins I must put away in their brilliant and free storage case. Learn how to sew a scrappy rope bowl!

Fabric Storage Bin

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Sew a storage bin out of fabric from your stash! This generously sized bin with a foldover lid will help you organize your closet, but it’s so pretty you won’t want to hide it away.

Free Sewing Pattern to Organize Your Car

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The Car Ditty Bag free sewing tutorial is one of my most popular projects ever. Organize all the things in your car that you don’t want getting lost – like your phone, charger cords, pens, and change so they won’t slip under the seats. There’s even a hidden zipper pocket on the back.

Hanging Storage Baskets

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Sew up these storage baskets that hang on a rod! These are great for teaching kids to keep their toys, clothes, and other things organized.

Handy Purse Organizer

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This sewing project for organization will help you keep everything your purse easy to find. Sew up a Handy Purse Organizer using my free sewing pattern.

Ribbon and Vinyl Pouches

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Ribbon and Vinyl Zipper Pouches are the perfect quick and easy project to help you organize small items in your desk or suitcase because everyone likes to see what’s inside.

Mug Caddy Organizer

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This easy Mug Caddy Organizer will look amazing on your work desk or sewing table! Sew it in fabric that coordinates with your other accessories.

Cord Wrap Tutorial

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This amazing beginner level sewing project will help you organize your cords! Its great for any room in the house and for travel too. Learn to sew a cord wrap.

Kitchen Hanging Organizer

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My DIY hanging organizer is perfect for the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, sewing room… okay, any room!

Roll-Up Toiletry Organizer

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Virginia from Gingercake created an awesome video tutorial to show us how to make this fabulously easy Roll-Up Bathroom Organizer!

Pixie Cups Desk Organizers

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These adorable Pixie Cup Organizers are a great way to use up scraps and make more small containers.

Sewing Machine Mat with Pockets

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Learn how to make a sewing machine mat to keep all of the tools you need organized and closeby. This free tutorial from Fat Quarter Shop is easy to follow and super cute too!

DIY Divided Drawer Organizer

Sew a divided bin to help you keep your drawers and shelves organized! This free sewing pattern for a divided drawer organizer includes step-by-step photos to help you make it in your favorite fabrics.

Hanging Organizer with Vinyl or Mesh Pockets

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This clever modular hanging organizer pattern has pockets that you can make out of mesh fabric or vinyl. The pattern is customizable so you can sew it with as many (or few) pockets as you need!

DIY Travel Packing Cubes

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Learn how to sew the best packing cubes with this free pattern from Melly Sews!

Stand Up Slide Down Pencil or Tool Pouch

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Sew a Stand Up (and slide down) Pencil and Tool Pouch Pattern! This handy zipper pouch extends tall to hold pens, pencils, scissors, and other items. Then when you need to use it, the top slides down for easy access.

The Peek-a-Boo Pouch

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The Peek-a-Boo Pouch with Clear Pockets makes a great sewing kit, first aid kit, cosmetic bag, and more. Use it to organize your purse too!

Bedside Pockets Organizer

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Sew a row of pockets to keep extra things off your nightstand and organize your bedside! This organizer is easy to sew and can help kids or adults control the clutter. In my kids’ bedroom, we use the Bedside Pockets Organizer to hold bedtime toys, a few books, and other items I want to keep off the floor.

Big Bean Bag for Toy Storage

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Sew a giant bean bag for toy storage! This project will make a soft and cushy seat for kids while keeping stuffed animals out of the way.

Pretty Pencil Pouches

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Learn how to sew a cute zipper pouch that is long enough to hold pencils, markers, sunglasses, cosmetics, ‘girl supplies,’ and more! I really love the size and shape of this case. It’s perfect for throwing in another purse or bag so I can keep my things organized.

3-Ring Pencil Pouches

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Make your own DIY pencil pouches to go in a 3-ring binder! The front of these pencil pouches can be made with mesh or vinyl.

Card Kitty

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Playing cards has never been easier than when your cards are all perfectly ordered in a Card Kitty!

Fold Up Storage Bin

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Organize your home with easy-to-sew fold-up baskets that can be sewn from a fat quarter! This fast and easy project makes a great gift basket, too.

Big Cubby-Sized Storage Bins

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My Big Fold Up Baskets fit perfectly in Ikea cubbies! This sewing project helped me organize my living space using my favorite fabrics.

Cute Corners Cosmetic Pouch

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Keep all your make-up in the right spot with the Cute Corners Cosmetic Case that opens nice and wide.

The Miracle Caddy

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The Miracle Caddy organizer pattern is perfect for taking your favorite craft supplies, classroom items, or baby gear on the go. This multi-purpose organizer is exactly what you need!

Hanging Wall Organizer

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Sew a DIY hang-up organizer using my free sewing pattern and just one yard of fabric! This easy-to-make organizer has five pockets to help you keep everything right where you need it and is easy to find. A large eyelet is installed at the top so you can hang it on a peg board, a metal hook, or anywhere else with a removable Command brand hook.

Couch Caddy

Sew a couch caddy to keep your remote controls, TV-watching glasses, and favorite magazines right where you need them! You won’t believe how this easy project will keep all of your essential items handy and organized.

Sturdy Storage Totes

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Do you have a closet that needs to be organized or room under your bed? These DIY Sturdy Storage Totes are a beautiful way to store off season clothing, extra bedding, or toys. The handles on the sides are very useful!

DIY Pool Chair Cover

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Don’t lose your keys at the pool… or anything else. They’ll all be where you put them in my DIY Pool Chair Cover with many pockets.

Tote Bag with Many Pockets

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This tote bag pattern is a super organized purse! It is just the right size, plus you can carry items you want to keep organized and grab quickly in the 6 (yes, six!) exterior pockets.

Car Visor Organizer

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Keep your car organized with a DIY car visor organizer! This free sewing pattern for an easy-to-sew organizer has a large zippered pocket at the top, a generous see-through vinyl pocket, 2 card slots, a flapped pocket with velcro to keep small items safe, and a snap tab to hold your sunglasses. It will help you keep all your things right where you need them and easy to find.

Hanging Closet Organizer

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Sew an organizer covered with pockets that you can hang in your closet! This free closet organizer sewing pattern is perfect for your sewing and craft supplies, fashion accessories, bathroom necessities, gift wrappings, and more. There are pockets on both sides, plus an oversized interior pocket, so every bit of space is used.

Mesh Car Organizer

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Have you noticed that most new cars don’t build in a spot for a bag or purse? It can be so frustrating. My readers asked me to write them a sewing pattern for a spot to put all your stuff in your car – and here it is! This mesh car organizer uses easy-to-find (and inexpensive) mesh fabric that you can buy online or in stores.

See Through Vinyl and Fabric Tote Bag

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You can sew a see-through bag with this easy and free sewing pattern. It’s a great way to use beautiful cotton fabric, plus easy-to-find clear vinyl, and make a one-of-a-kind (and super useful) tote!

Ironing Board Cover With Pockets

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Your ironing nook doesn’t need to be messy. Keep your pressing tools handy in the pockets sewn right into the Ultimate Ironing Board Cover.

Walker Caddy Pattern

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This free sewing pattern for a clever and functional walker caddy will work with any walker because the straps have generous strips of velcro to make them adjustable. Easily carry everything you need with you on your walker! The amazing cup holder holds a cup of up to 20 oz. Use fabrics that the recipient will love so she or he will use them with pride!

DIY Work Table with Cubbies

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And here’s one more DIY that you’re gonna love… see how to make your cubbies into a huge DIY cutting table with lots of storage space underneath.

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