Conquer the Clutter! 35 Free Stylish Sewing Patterns for Controlling Your Space


These patterns are clever solutions for getting a handle on all your spaces. From your home to your car, I think you’ll find something perfect for your taste. Each link is for free patterns for DIY pouches, bins, bags, and baskets.

Make a place for everything, and have some fun, too!

Storage Bin

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Fabric, towels, magazines and more. Sew a storage bin out of fabric from your stash! This nicely sized bin with a fold-over lid will help you keep your closet sorted, but it’s actually so pretty you won’t want to keep it hidden. Sew other sizes of DIY Sturdy Storage Totes for multi-use storage.

The A-Frame Organizer

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This organizer caddy pattern is excellent for on-the-go, or staying put. It opens and closes with magnetic snaps at the top, and has handles for easy carrying. I think it’s perfect for remotes on the outside, and a sewing project inside to keep my hands working.

DIY Case for So Many Things!

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The DIY Case for Anything is great for literally anything! Coloring pouch for the toddler in the car, travel pouch for makeup brushes, and even a safe place for those rogue USB cords that you thought already had a place. With what will you fill it?

Pretty Rope Bowl from Scraps

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I use mine to hold bobbins until I’m ready to put them away in their brilliant and free storage case. Learn how to sew a cute scrappy rope bowl, and put those scraps to use at the same time.

Car Ditty Bag

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The Free Car Ditty Bag sewing tutorial is one of my most popular projects ever. It’s perfect for holding all the small things in your car in a stylish way. Nothing’s at risk of falling under the seat here, and 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! I support family time; label them for holding phones at dinner time.

DIY Work Table with Cubbies

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Here’s a DIY that made my sewing room much happier… see how to make your cubbies into a huge DIY cutting table with tons of storage underneath.

Handy Purse Organizer

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How big is your favorite purse? Or do you have several favorites? This project will help you keep everything in your purse easy to find and easy to transfer. Sew it up using my free Handy Purse Organizer sewing pattern.

Ribbon and Vinyl Pouches

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Ribbon and Vinyl Zipper Pouches are the perfect quick and easy project for your spaces. You can see what’s inside so nothing gets left behind. It’s also great for taking to big events where only see-through bags are allowed. I really could have used my chocolate and dried mango at that one event last month!

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. A large eyelet is installed at the top so you can hang it on a peg board, or anywhere else.

Mug Caddy Organizer

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This easy Mug Caddy Organizer will look amazing on your work desk or sewing table! Especially if you sew it in fabric that coordinates with your other accessories. The mug keeps it sturdy, and you can get mugs really cheap at second hand stores. Fill them up with all the things!

Mini Maker Station

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This brilliant organizer includes magnets to help keep your pieces in place. It’s a must-have for couch crafting!

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. They can be used in drawers, but they’re cute enough to display!

Sewing Machine Mat with Pockets

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This is me, “Use this, put it down, use something else, put it over here, where was that first thing again? Grrrrrr!” This free tutorial from Fat Quarter Shop is easy to follow, practical, and super cute too!

DIY Divided Drawer Organizer

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Perfect for everything, and the square shape is majorly helpful. Make a few divided drawer organizers to set your drawers at ease. The tutorial 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. When is your next road trip?

DIY Travel Packing Cubes

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I use several of these when I travel, but I also have a few in my drawers. They help me find exactly what I want without having to dig around. Check out 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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This is a smart idea! Sometimes my pencils are too short to store in my mug because I can’t see them. 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. Give this Pencil and Tool Pouch Pattern a try for a unique and sensible storage option.

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. You can use it to organize your purse too!

Bedside Pockets Organizer

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No space gone to waste! Sew up a row of pockets to keep your nightstand tidy. This organizer is easy to sew and can help kids or adults control the clutter. When my kids were small, we used the Bedside Pockets Organizer to hold bedtime toys, a few books, and other items I wanted to keep off the floor.

Big Bean Bag for Toy Storage

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Sew a giant bean bag for plushy storage. Tuck them away, then bring them out to play!

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! Don’t freak out, but it’s almost back-to-school time.

3-Ring Pencil Pouches

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Speaking (or not) of school. Make your own pencil pouches to go in a 3-ring binder! The front of these pencil pouches can be made with mesh or vinyl for easy viewing.

Twice as Nice Zippered Pouch

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This pouch is amazing for organization. It has two compartments that hold plenty of things, and the inside is sewn with vinyl so you can easily see what’s inside. The Twice as Nice Organizer Pattern is, of course, free!

Fold Up Storage Bin

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Fat quarter friendly! Organize your space with this pattern for easy fold-up baskets. My daughter likes to give color-coordinated gifts. This bin sews up quickly and makes a great gift basket, too.

Big Cubby-Sized Storage Bins

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My Big Fold Up Baskets are bigger, and fit perfectly in Ikea cubbies! These have helped me organize my space using my most 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. It opens nice and wide, which I love.

The Miracle Caddy

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The Miracle Caddy organizer pattern is perfect for taking your favorite craft supplies, or baby gear to where you need it most. Store it out in the open, too because it’s beautiful! This multi-purpose organizer is exactly what you need!

Tote Bag with Many Pockets

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This tote bag pattern is a hyper-organized purse! It’s the perfect size inside, plus you can carry extra items you want to have on hand 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 includes a large zippered pocket at the top, a generous see-through vinyl pocket, 2 card slots, a flapped pocket with Velcro, and a snap tab for your sunglasses. Since we don’t keep our CDs on our visor any more, this is a perfect place for a pop of color and a custom organizer.

Hanging Closet Organizer

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Sew an organizer covered in pockets that you can hang in your or behind the door! This free closet organizer sewing pattern is perfect for your sewing and craft supplies, fashion accessories, bathroom necessities, gift wrappings, and more. Every space is used with pockets on both sides, and a large interior pocket.

Mesh Car Organizer

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New cars aren’t designed to hold my bag. I wrote this pattern by request. This mesh car organizer uses easy-to-find (and inexpensive) mesh fabric that you can find anywhere.

See Through Vinyl and Fabric Tote Bag

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Give vinyl a try for your next tote. It’s a great way to use just a little beautiful cotton fabric, and make a one-of-a-kind (and super useful) tote! You can sew a see-through bag with this easy and free sewing pattern.

Ironing Board Cover With Pockets

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Your ironing nook can be glorious with this Ultimate Ironing Board Cover. Keep your pressing tools handy in the pockets sewn right into the cover.

Walker Caddy Pattern

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This free DIY walker caddy sewing pattern 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 cup holder is designed for a 20 oz cup. Use fabrics that the recipient will love so she or he will use them with pride!

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