Purse Organizing Pouches

by leanneja on February 26, 2014 · 12 comments

in Crafts,General organizing

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I love when crafting and organizing comes together in one project. I have several purses and switch them often. Some have a lot of pockets and divided areas, some not so much. Purse Organizing Pouches to the rescue. I found these pouches in the dollar section at Target and few months ago, I’ve also seen something similar at Michael’s. They were the perfect solution to my sometimes messy bag problem.

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Here’s what you need for this project:
zipper pouches (Target or Michaels)
glitter heat transfer vinyl (mine is from Expressions Vinyl)
iron
personal cutting machine or scissors

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Working with heat transfer vinyl is a little different than working with regular vinyl. There is a shiny side that is clear plastic, that needs to be down (dull side up) if you are using a cutting machine. Also images and lettering need to be reversed to appear the right way once it’s adhered to the material.

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Remove the pieces from the plastic that are not going to be adhered to the pouches. The design on the left is ready, the design on the right still needs to have the centers removed.

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Here are the designs I chose for the pouches. Can you guess what is going to be in some of them?

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Once you have weeded off the excess vinyl, you’re ready to apply the vinyl image to the pouch. Iron at a medium high setting for 10-20 seconds. The clear backing can be pulled off right away, you don’t need to let it cool first. I placed a piece of fabric inside the pouch so the front and back wouldn’t touch. There is a liner in the inside and I didn’t know how it would take the high heat. It did really well with the fabric in the center.

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Top left holds my sun glasses, top right is for my business cards and reward cards, bottom left holds my snacks (I have celiacs and always have a snack with me in case there is no gluten-free food available), bottom right holds my make-up.

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This is my favorite bag for Summer because it can hold just about everything but it’s also a bottomless pit. These pouches are already making my life so much easier.

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Plus the glitter and burlap is pretty awesome!

If you purchase from the Expressions Vinyl affiliate link I get a small compensation. Thank you!

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Rebecca February 26, 2014 at 10:36 am

I LOVE this idea! Such a cute way to organize…especially for someone like me who always has a big purse. :)
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Debra February 26, 2014 at 10:59 am

I absolutely love this. That glitter vinyl is just perfect!
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Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama February 26, 2014 at 11:58 am

This is SO smart, and they are adorable!! Love that glitter vinyl!
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Jeanine February 26, 2014 at 12:13 pm

What a great idea! I need these. :)

Tawnya February 26, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Those bags are so cute! I only carry large purses and always had the bottomless pit problem too, but I’ve been using matching red leather organizing bags for several years and it works great. The main frustration is finding the right one, since they look alike, but your idea of adding cute descriptive visual cues is perfect. My bags are starting to be pretty worn and I’ve dreaded trying to find replacements but not so much now. I think I’ll try your idea when it’s time to replace them.

Chris February 26, 2014 at 2:08 pm

Cool! I grabbed a few of these last year and haven’t done anything with them. I absolutely LOVE this idea. Can’t wait to make one. :)

Kristy February 26, 2014 at 8:18 pm

These are fabulous! What a cute and stylish way to keep your purse organized. I usually only carry big purses too but then end up spending so much time hunting around in them trying to find what I need!

Katie @ Addicted 2 DIY February 27, 2014 at 9:49 am

What an amazing idea! I am always losing stuff in my purse and this would be the perfect solution! Especially for the new tote I just made:) Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you linked this post up tonight at the Thursday S.T.Y.L.E. Link Party. It starts at 6:00 MST tonight! http://addicted2diy.com
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Holly @ Bits of Everything February 27, 2014 at 2:14 pm

I’m constantly digging in my bag, so these little bags would help a ton. Making them cute just makes them so much fun!
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Empress Bat March 14, 2014 at 1:20 am

I love this idea. I don’t know where i could buy those premade pouches or the iron on glitter in Australia. I may have to sew seomthign myself. I chaneg bags and I lose things, and ..well BRILLIANT IDEA! thanks for sharing it
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sarah June 28, 2014 at 9:33 am

These are too cute, and very practical. Thanks for linking up to the Pinterest Link Party, I will be featuring these tomorrow.
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