Thursday, March 6, 2014

Pantry Organizer Tutorial


 DIY Pantry Organizer Tutorial by GYCT

Today we are going to focus a bit on the pantry.  This pantry organizer is one of my more genius ideas.  Not to sound big headed.  But I really love it and it really helps open up space in my very crowded pantry.  It has a similar feel to the Mail Organizer I shared earlier this week.  But this one hangs on the inside of my pantry door.  You can see from the above picture, I end up stuffing all sorts of things in it.  But it is awesome!!!

DIY Pantry Organizer Tutorial by GYCT

Now, for the tutorial.  This is a tutorial I shared a few years ago.  So the pics might be a little dark, but you'll love.
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Does your pantry look like this?????
I hope not, but if it does.....this Tutorial is for you!!!
DIY Pantry Organizer Tutorial by GYCT
First, pick some cute fabric.  You'll need a 2 ft by 3 ft piece. (I purchased a home interiors fabric, they are a little thicker), some thick interfacing, and some thick plastic film.
DIY Pantry Organizer Tutorial by GYCT
Iron the interfacing onto the wrong side of the fabric.
DIY Pantry Organizer Tutorial by GYCT
Hem the 4 edges. The two sides should be about 1/4 of an inch and the top and bottom about 2-3 inches.
DIY Pantry Organizer Tutorial by GYCT
Now grab all your boxed kitchen items. This will help you to measure.
DIY Pantry Organizer Tutorial by GYCT
Measure all the boxes and add about 1/2 on both sides.
DIY Pantry Organizer Tutorial by GYCT
Take the film and pin it to the fabric. You can also place the box underneath the film to help make sure everything measures correctly.
DIY Pantry Organizer Tutorial by GYCT
Sew down the plastic film. Your machine may stick, so find some paper to help you push it through.

DIY Pantry Organizer Tutorial by GYCT
Now fold the bottom and pin it. Sew across.


DIY Pantry Organizer Tutorial by GYCT

Notice the paper on the bottom. I used it to help me sew across the bottom.
DIY Pantry Organizer Tutorial by GYCT
Then you just pull the paper off. Continue sewing the film to the fabric until you have all the rows you need.
DIY Pantry Organizer Tutorial by GYCT
At the top, sew button holes to hang up your organizer.
DIY Pantry Organizer Tutorial by GYCT
Now hang it up on the inside of your pantry door. (Or wherever it fits in your kitchen)
DIY Pantry Organizer Tutorial by GYCT

I love that my plates and cups fit in it too!!
DIY Pantry Organizer Tutorial by GYCT
It is amazing how moving all this stuff has made some much more room in my pantry!
DIY Pantry Organizer Tutorial by GYCT
Now it's your turn! Good luck!!!

Another fun tutorial to help organize your pantry is our Grocery Bag Storage Tutorial.  Go check it out!
DIY Grocery Bag Storage Tutorial by GYCT

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