Easy Felt Crafts: Coupon Organizer
Do you cut coupons to stretch your money or to try new items?
Here's an easy felt crafts project showing how to make a coupon organizer to hold those coupons.
Let's take a look at the coupon organizer, empty and full.
The finished size is 4 in x 7 in x 1.25 inches.
The soft material flexes to hold a lot of coupons or flattens when you have only a few.
Easy Felt Crafts: Coupon Organizer Materials and Tools:
Craft felt (your favorite color) two pieces of 9 in x 12 in
Yarn (size 3 or size 10 crochet yarn both work great)
Yarn darner needle (a pack of size 14 to 18 gives you alternatives)
Straight pins (optional to help hold the pieces together while sewing)
Patterns Easy Felt Crafts - Coupon Organizer - Front Pattern Easy Felt Crafts - Coupon Organizer - Back Pattern Easy Felt Crafts - Coupon Organizer - Divider Tabs
Paper - construction or computer printer paper to make dividers
The Steps for How to Make the Easy Felt Crafts: Coupon Organizer:
Download and print the patterns: front, back, divider tab.
Cut one front, one back and two small end pieces from the craft felt.
Thread your needle with your yarn of choice.
Next, sew a blanket stitch to connect the front and back panels across the base of the coupon organizer.
For a refresher on the simple stitches, look at the free e-book on How to Sew Stitches.
Hide the beginning knot and the end thread on the inside of the seam.
With the blanket stitch, sew the end panels to the front matching the top of the front panel with the tops of the end panels.
Hide the beginning knots and the end threads on the inside of each of the seams.
Connect the bottom of the end panels to the bottom of the front panel.
Make sure the bottom corner of the end piece meets the seam sewn between the front and back panels.
Hide any knots and end threads on the inside.
Sew the blanket stitch across the top of the front and end panels.
This stitching adds stability to the opening.
Any knots and end threads should be hidden on the inside.
Start sewing the back to one of the two end pieces at the seam between the front and back.
Make sure you hide your knot on the inside.
Continue the blanket stitch around the top.
Stop to position the back and the end.
Use pins to help hold the pieces of felt in position.
Hide the end piece of thread inside the finished seam and cut the thread.
Add a braid to the center of the seam between the back and front.
The one shown here is six inches long plus 3/4 inch of fringe.
Add a loop to the center of the flap.
The loop shown here consists of two threads covered in the blanket stitch.
To make dividers for your coupon organizer, print the coupon organizer divider pattern.
Cut several dividers and alternate the tabs at the top.
Name each divider based on the coupons you collect and use.
Place the organizational name of the type of coupons on each divider.
Select names from this list or add your own:
If you frequent the same stores, set up your dividers based on the stores and their specific layouts.
If you are a super couponer, make several of the Easy Felt Craft Coupon Organizer for your different type of stores - grocery, department and big box.