Monday, September 29, 2008

Project Organization

I love being organized. It is such a difficult thing to accomplish (and maintain) that notice must be taken when even one little corner is conquered.

Drum roll please...

Ta da! My coupon holder.

I'm loving buttons these days
With markets falling, inflation looming, uncertainty everywhere, coupons are more important than ever. (If I had access to emoticons, I would add a little winking smiley face here) The fact is, I am weary of the I-know-that-coupon-is-in-this-purse-somewhere routine that I go through with every trip to the store.

The holder is made using just a small portion of one leg from a pair of discarded jeans, along with a couple of fabric pieces from my stash. (Note: I even pulled my cams [yeah, my machine is re-e-e-ally old!] out to reinforce the pocket edges.)

The front and back are sewn right sides together, leaving an opening to turn it right side out.

In less than 2 hours - plus the time to add the unessential buttons - my money saving program is ready to go.

Today the coupons... tomorrow the... ummm... well, maybe coupons are enough for a while.

The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. Lamentations 3:24


Marcie said...

Hey, I adore the denim with the bright, happy fabric. However, I don't understand where the red/polka dot fabric is! Is that the lining? Is it the other side of the coupon holder? Does it contain many different places for coupon organization? ... or do they all get mixed in together? Details please!! I'm dying to know!

cHim-prints said...
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cHim-prints said...

The polka dot fabric is the background liner.

On top of that are six - yep, six! - pockets for sorting the coupons. (Two polka dot pockets, four red pockets - three on each side of the center fold)

It almost looks like a checkbook.

The Fenske Family said...

Now I understand! What a wonderful organizational tool! :0)