I am a big fan of using fabric that has already had some of the work completed for you. I will often buy flat sheet or single curtain panels or any number of other premade fabric items on clearance. Then I cut them up and use them for other projects, taking advantage or all those finished edges. I just recently cut up this tapestry to use all over my kitchen and the adjoining room with the kid's table. Once I added that fabric to the room, the black of my pocket organizers stuck out like a sore thumb, so I decided to replace them with white organizers.
I found a bunch of director chair covers at Lowes. You know, the chairs that they write the stars' names on so they can "rest" while they are on set? I found that they were absolutely perfect for making pocket organizers for non-seamstresses folks like myself.
You see, the seaming and the hemming is almost all completely finished for you. I like that. a lot. ...because my hemming looks like a child did it most of the time.
So here is a photo of a few of the black organizers I made a few weeks ago.
I really like the black, but once I finished adding in these boards to this offshoot of the kitchen, the black pulled too much attention and was distracting, so I made a couple white ones instead. While I actually prefer the black when looked at alone, the creamy white works better as a whole for the room.
Now, for those of you curious about making your own and those of you that can bear staring at my ugly mug for 4.58 minutes, introducing my first go at videos...please be kind...this is embarrassing....