Purse Organizer Pattern

An Easy Purse Organizer Pattern and Steps to Make It

A purse organizer helps you find items in a cluttered handbag, and saves time spent rummaging through it. This article provides instructions on how to make the same.
CraftCue Staff
Last Updated: Mar 6, 2018
There may have been instances in your life when you have had to spend precious time looking through your purse for your keys, a pen, or something else. Most of us carry a lot of items in our purse, and it becomes very difficult to find a particular item quickly when it is needed. A purse normally contains makeup, a mobile phone, coins, stationery, keys, and many other things, making it very cluttered.

The best way to organize your purse, so that every essential item has a place of its own, is to opt for a purse organizer. It is kept inside your purse and contains many compartments to store your belongings. This makes it handy to store essential items in it. You can make your own organizer if you have a design in mind; they are also available in the market.

Six-Compartment Purse Organizer

There are different types organizers that do not require advanced sewing techniques to make them. These purses are small and compact, and fit easily inside a handbag. Given below is a simple and easy pattern to make.

Things Required
  • Cotton fabric (patterned or plain)
  • Scissors
  • Fusible interfacing
  • Embroidery thread
  • Needle

To make this organizer, first, cut the fabric into two equal pieces, each measuring 11″ x 4 ½″, with a ½'' margin for the seam. Cut the fusible interfacing using the same measurements. Iron the interfacing to the cut fabric pieces. Place one fabric piece on a work table, with the patterned side facing upwards. Place the other piece over this, with the interfacing side, up. Now, mark a 2-inch seam allowance around the perimeter of the fabric and sew it on three sides, leaving one side open. Once you are done with this step, turn the sewn fabric inside out. It should resemble a pocket. Sew the top of the fabric's edge by folding it by ⅛ of an inch.

Next, fold the bottom of the fabric 1½ inches towards the top, and sew it. Place a credit card in it and mark its width; sew this section. Place other necessary items like cellphones, makeup items, or other little things, on the fabric, and mark the width of these items, too. Sew these sections vertically along the marked points. You can make 6 compartments out of this fabric. You can fold the compartments and place the organizer inside your purse.

The organizer can be customized depending upon the size and shape of your purse. The best material to use to make this is cotton, as silk or other synthetic materials are not stiff enough. If you have a big tote, you can make an eight to ten compartment organizer. Making it compact will be quite handy when you change purses. Since all your things are kept inside it, you can simply transfer it to another purse. This will save you a lot of time.