Fabric Mail Organizer

Fabric Mail Organizer

This project makes a 4-pocket mail organizer using fabric for pockets.


5 col

Materials
3’ x 2’ x 5/8” Plywood board
3’ Fabric – Light color of your choice
3’ Fabric – Medium color of your choice
3’ Fabric – Dark color of your choice
Small box ¼” Nail head upholstery tacks
Staple gun with staples
Hammer
Scissors
Ruler
(2) Tongue and groove hooks

Instructions

ATTACHING THE FABRIC TO THE FRONT OF THE BOARD

1. Place the plywood on your work surface in a landscape position

2. Fold the light color fabric in half, long ways. Place and smooth it over the top section of the plywood with the fold on top. Leave 4”- 6” over hang at the top and even amount of excess each side. Use a staple gun to secure the fabric to the plywood along the bottom edge of the fabric only. Space the staples every 2” (See image below)

3. Measure 6” down the light fabric from the top of the plywood and lightly mark the fabric with a pencil

4. Fold the medium color fabric in half, long ways. Place and smooth it over the light fabric at the 6” mark from Step 3 with the fold at the top. Leave an even amount of excess fabric each side. This is for the medium color pockets

5. Measure 7” down from the top of the medium color fabric and lightly mark with a pencil. Use a staple gun to secure the fabric to the plywood along the 7” mark on the medium fabric. Space the staples every 2” (See image below)

6. Measure 6” down the top of the medium color fabric and lightly mark the fabric with a pencil

7. Fold the dark color fabric in half, long ways. Place and smooth it over the medium fabric at the 6” mark from Step 6 with the fold at the top. Leave an even amount of excess fabric each side. This is for the dark color pockets (See image below)

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8. Hammer a ¼” nail head upholstery tack into the bottom corner of the dark fabric, ¼” from the edges. Hammer a second tack into the top of the dark fabric, also ¼” from the edge. Repeat on the opposite side of the fabric (See image below)

9. Hammer additional tacks into the top corner of each fabric color for a total of four on each side. Eyeball the center of the plywood and hammer four more tacks up the center (See image below)

10. Hammer tacks around all four edges spacing the tacks 2” apart. Add a column of tacks up the center, also spacing them 2” apart, to make four pockets (See images below)

SECURING THE BACK OF THE BOARD:

11. Turn the plywood over with the fabric face down. Trim excessive excess off the fabric from around the edges, leaving only 3” – 4” excess

12. Fold the excess fabric over the plywood, pulling it taut, and secure in place with a staple gun. Place the staples every 2” to 3” apart. At the corners, tuck the fabric like you would wrapping a present and secure with (See images below)

ADDING HANGING HOOKS:

13. On the back of the plywood, measure 10” along the board starting from the short edge and 2” down from the long edge. Mark the point with a pencil. Repeat starting on the opposite end of the plywood. These will be where you place the tongue and groove hooks for hanging the piece (See diagram below)

Center the tongue and groove hooks over the pencil marks from Step 18 and hammer in small nails to secure them in place

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LeeLee

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Great ideas i love them thanks nice!!!!!

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