Tutorial Tuesday, Door Knob Organizer

I know you may find this hard to believe, but I forget a LOT of things (heh.). For the most part, if it isn't already in my car or on my way to the car, or in my pocket, I will forget it. That goes for my wallet, cell phone, sunglasses, car keys... I've tried to blame the onset of this chronic memory loss on pregnancy, but I haven't been pregnant for 6 years. Damn.

So, here is an idea I springboarded from One Pretty Thing to help you remember the necessities on your way out the door. I spent about 50 cents to make it - two 25 cent pieces of felt and left-over interfacing. Whoo, cheap organization! Yahoo!

Let's get to work.


2 Sheets of felt
Interfacing (medium weight)
Measuring tape

Sewing machine

I used two different colors of felt to jazz it up. I cut the first piece to measure 11 x 7.5 inches, the second piece of felt 1/4 inch smaller all around and the interfacing another 1/4 inch smaller all around. This way the colors of felt accent each other and the interfacing stays tucked inside and out of sight.

These sizes can be adjusted to fit your own needs.
Layer your felt, sandwiching the interfacing, like this:

Sew around the edges. (**if you're not hot on sewing, just buy fusible interfacing and skip this part. Just pull out your iron and go)

Since I have small, lever-style door handles rather than a knob, I used the spool of thread as a guide for my hole.
I like it a little "wonky" so I chose a contrasting thread and went over the seams several times.
Now, fold up the bottom about 3 1/2 inches to form a pocket and sew. (**If you are anti-sewing machine and used the fusible interfacing, you can whip stitch the sides with a needle and thread.)

Hot glue a few buttons left over from your ribbon flowers onto the edge to jazz it up and you're done.

You're going to look so smart walking around town with your wallet/cell phone/sunglasses/car keys!


  1. this is a cute idea...would just have to remember to put the stuff in there lol...

  2. I am absolutely going to try this - I'm tired of forgetting my phone!

  3. Major cuteness!!!!!!! My husband just drove home yesterday because he forgot his wallet, AGAIN!! I'll make one for him!

  4. what a simple and clever idea! thanks vacation girl!!

  5. Oh I love your version-I have to link to this one!

  6. Great idea and I love the simplicity of this design and tutorial. I love your blog and bookmarked it as a favorite.

    PS. I am a fellow Pittburgher but alas, I reside in Ohio.

  7. Casual concurrence

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