Framed Office Supply Pouch: Girl Friday Hop

Fabric Mutt

Hi, Blog hoppers! I am so late on this, but here is my addition to the Girl Friday Blog Hop. At my house, we are always misplacing the scissors. Always. And finding a pen can be a challenge. So I’ve come up with this pretty framed pocket pouch that can hang on your office wall and keep everything out of reach of little people.

Framed Supply Holder Tutorial

First, we are going to gather our supplies :) I have spray painted a tag sale frame that I found. I also had about 1/2 yard of Yarn dyed essex linen in black (you can find that here) and a few fat eighths from Modern Bliss.
Cut your prints (scraps would work) into strips that are at least 5-6″ long by about 1.5″ wide. Line up four strips (ignore my six, that made the arrow way too big!) on the 60 degree line on your cutting mat. Place pins where the strips start being sewn together.
Sew your strips together and press (I just pressed to the side) Place them back on your mat and line up the strips on the 60 degree line and trim.

Cut a 2.5″ slice from your strips.
Repeat this process with four more strip/scraps only using the left side (or top) of the 30 degree line on your cutting mat.

Now, cut a 2.5″ strip from your yarn dyed linen. I recommend cutting it horizontally, not vertically, so that you can use large pieces later on. I ended up having to piece the base layer of my pockets. Subcut the 2.5″ strip into two 4.5″ pieces, and two 6.5″ pieces. Trim those four pieces against the 60 degree line on your mat.

Attach them to either side of your set of strips making sure the 4″ sides and the 6″ sides face the same direction.

Sew a 1″x12.5″ piece in between the two arrow segments so that it will look like an arrow shaft.

Make one flying geese piece for the arrow tip. Line up and sew one 2.75″ square from corner to corner on a 5″x2.5″ rectangle. Press and repeat with the other side.

Assemble your flying goose piece to your arrow shaft. Assemble the remaining pocket pieces

Fold the pocket in half and press a really crisp seam into the edge. Topstitch the edge in a coordinating thread.
Press a piece of interfacing to the WRONG side of the back half of the piece you are working with. Draw lines spaced between 3″ and 1.5″ apart based on what you need to store. I needed a space for scissors, pens and rotary cutters, so I have 3 spaces 3″ (scissors/rotary cutters) and 4 spaces that are 1.5″
Stitch on these lines, then fold down the arrow (top) of the pocket and stitch around the sides and bottom attaching the pocket to the back piece that you have cut and interfaced to 16.5″x12.5″

Press the whole shebang and insert it into your picture frame. Layer the cardboard that the frame came with on top of it.
Notch the corners and tuck everything in. Close your picture frame and voila! You are all done!
Now for the GIVEAWAY! Yay! It has been awhile since I did a giveaway in this space!
Modern Bliss has arrived in our little shop. It is perfect!!!

If you would like a fat eighth of this gorgeous modern bliss line to come live with you, just leave me a comment letting me know what you are eating for dinner. The outlook here is pretty bleak and I am in need of inspiration!

Make sure you jump to all of the other fabulous tutorials! You can deck out your office by visiting the blogs below :)
Mon., April 1 — Heidi Staples @ Fabric Mutt
Tue., April 2 — Kristy @ Quiet Play
Wed., April 3 — Becca Bryan @ Bryan House Quilts
Thur., April 4 — Amanda Woodruff @ A Crafty Fox
Fri., April 5 — Lee Heinrich @ Freshly Pieced
Mon., April 8 — Svetlana Sotak @ SOTAK Handmade
Tue., April 9 — Beth @ Plum and June
Wed., April 10 — Taryn @ From Pixels to Patchwork
Thur., April 11 — Lori Hartman @ Lori H. Designs
Fri., April 12 — Leanne @ She Can Quilt
Mon., April 15 — Blog Hop Recap at Fabric Mutt

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177 Responses to Framed Office Supply Pouch: Girl Friday Hop

  1. 151
    Tricia says:

    I love this supply holder! I want to make one for my sewing space. :)

  2. 152
    Kristy says:

    Dinner? I guess I haven’t thought that far. But last night we had pasta primavera — Giada DeLaurentis recipe with roasted vegetables. It was delicious, easy, and I didn’t have to remember to take meat out of the freezer!!! We’re having a rainy day today so maybe soup tonight.

  3. 153
    Cindy Derryberry says:

    Tonight I have having schwan’s shrimp scampi and noodles!!! YUMMY!!!

  4. 154

    Leftovers! Pasta w/sweet sausage!

  5. 155
    Barb in MI says:

    Great tutorial – love the arrow! I had smoked salmon for dinner. Thanks for a chance!

  6. 156
    dianne rritter says:

    Sadly no inspiration here, Kraft dinner and stag chili. A lazy cook night

  7. 157
    Portia V. says:

    Homemade macaroni and cheese with a green salad – yum!

  8. 158
    Beth T. says:

    We had quesadillas and salad. Quick, easy meal at the end of a long day.

  9. 159
    Holli says:

    We had dim sum! It was terrific! Thanks for the tutorial and the giveaway!

  10. 160
    Kirsty Kendall says:

    Well tonight we will be having a homemade tuna fish pie and sweet potato mash mmmmm!

  11. 161
    Jennifer says:

    Dinner last night was chicken enchiladas! Tonight might be a chicken coconut curry. Yum yum!
    Love the fabric!

  12. 162
    Patty says:

    That fabric is gorgeous much fancier than my cheeseburger lol

  13. 163
    Natasha says:

    Breakfast for dinner, egg and potato frittata with bacon and salad. Beautiful group of fabric.

  14. 164
    Linda says:


  15. 165
    Karen says:

    For dinner last night I had had some ham and a ham bone…I made a big pot of ham, beans and barley soup…mmmm. Now tonight is another question….

  16. 166
    Michele T says:

    Your project is soooo sweet… I want one of these! Thanks for sharing a great tutorial too!
    For dinner tonight we had Korean Beef with Broccoli and Red Peppers… it was delish (I got the recipe from Pinterest!!).

  17. 167
    Lori Morton says:

    We had meatloaf & baked potatoes…applesauce & mixed veggies! :)

  18. 168
    pam cole says:

    roasted cauliflower cheesy soup yumyum
    and fingers crossed xo

  19. 169
    Deb says:

    What an awesome giveaway – I can think of a few things to do with that yummy stack! Tonight we’re grilling (bbq chicken breasts and some hot dogs with a pasta salad), but lately we’ve had been & cheese enchiladas, beef & broccoli, and Taco Mac ( All so yummy!

  20. 170
    robin says:

    Dinner? Um. Sadly, I do not know! I have a cold, and feel cruddy. My daughter said she and her friend would make supper, so it will be a surprise!

  21. 171
    Janet says:

    I’m late to the giveaway but hopefully not too late. We had BBQ chicken from the grocery store and leftover potatoes (from our garden last summer), peas and corn. Oh and mashed turnip. Your supply holder idea is great!

  22. 172
    Sharon says:

    We had chili in a tostada bowl topped with some cheese. Yum and it looked really cute cause u get to eat the bowl too.

  23. 173
    Caroline says:

    Fab tutorial. Not a very inspiring dinner here tonight but a very tasty spaghetti bolognese.

  24. 174
    Tonya says:

    What a great fabric bundle! Thx for sharing, Tonya

  25. 175
    Tonya says:

    Oops forgot dinner…steak for a birthday celebration.