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Seed Packet Organiser

Project by Angela Harkness

If like me you can’t resist buying a gardening magazine with those ‘free’ packets of seeds, you may need to make yourself a seed packet organiser to keep them all in one place!

Craft Cotton Company supplies:

‘In the Garden’ Fat quarter pack

0.5m Lilac craft cotton

Other supplies:

Bosal double sided fusible foam

Snap fastener kit

Cutting Directions:

Using your rotary cutter and ruler, cut:

Outer fabric (bee hives): 9” x 21”

Lining fabric (plant pot shelves): 9” x 21”

Pocket 1 fabric (lilac): 9” x 21”

Pocket 2 fabric (wellington boots): 6” x 21”

Binding fabric (lilac): 2 strips 2.5” x WOF

Bosal: 9” x 21”

H250 interfacing: 4.5” x 21” and 3” x 21”


Step 1: Iron the outer and lining fabrics to the fusible foam, being mindful of the fabric direction

Step 2: Using a walking foot, quilt the panel as desired

Step 3: Fold the first pocket fabric in half lengthwise and press the fold well, open out the fold and then fuse the interfacing to the fabric. Topstitch along the folded edge. Repeat for the second pocket piece.

Step 4: Position the first pocket along the bottom edge of the lining fabric; position the second pocket on top of the first making sure the bottom edge is aligned. Clip or pin in place then stay stitch along the raw edges to hold the pocket in place

Step 5: On the pocket side, measure 7” in from each end and mark a line from top to bottom with a temporary fabric marker. Stitch along the two marked lines to create the seed packet pockets

Step 6: Make the binding by joining the two 2.5” x WOF strips together:

-Place one strip on a flat surface with the right-side-up. Place the second strip, right-side down, on top of the first strip at a 90-degree angle

-Stitch across the two intersections diagonally from corner to corner

-Trim off the excess fabric with a rotary cutter or scissors leaving a seam allowance of ¼” then press the seam open

-Fold the binding strip in half along the length to create the double fold binding

Step 7: Attach the binding to the panel, mitring each corner as you go. Flip the binding over to the other side of the panel and hand stitch the binding in place

Step 8: Attach the two sets of snap fasteners following manufacturer instructions, using the photo as reference for positioning

Step 9: Pop your seed packets inside the pockets and you’re all organised!

To see more from Angela, visit her on Instagram @angerellas_crafts

Made by Angela Harkness for The Craft Cotton Company 2021

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