Checking in on the Filofax world, those in the States have found make-up bags that are very useful for holding their Filofax accessories. Target seems to have a handy one. Since we have no Targets up here in my end of the world, and I have checked into every place I can think of to find make-up bags ( either expensive or ugly) I just had to become creative.
Through trial and error, like trying to fit all squared pieces of fabric together,( was like trying to get a square peg in a round hole) I made this prototype of my version of an accessory holder.
I used leftover fabric which is the main fabric in my studio/sewing room/ grandkid bedroom. Yeap its shared!
Since my Planner is a coral/red colour this matched nicely.
|elastic holding the case closed|
When opened you can see I have made two sides with pockets and a pencil case in the middle. The left side has a full length pocket to hold full size sticker panels. Then a two sided opened pocket to hold note pages. Two top load pockets for notes, clips and Posties.
The pencil case can hold pens, scissors, glue or washi tapes.
|move the pencil case to the left|
To the right is three top loaded pockets, located a little lower to allow room for pens to be held. I am showing five pens but six fit. These are Steadtler coloured pens. The bottom pocket has a full tag package of Martha Steward tags.
|inside the pencil case.|
|what is all in the right hand pockets.|
The opened size is 13 1/2" by 8".
Next one I make will have a longer body to wrap around as this one somewhat sticks up when full. Elastics need to be tighter. I have never made anything using elastic in this form before.
Oh and you can't iron plastic!! I did burn a hole through the pencil case window.
I was excited to finish this last night and share this morning.
Now back to the studio.....that dress has to get done!