* 3-pocket wall hanging for baby

Posted on August 10th, 2007 by becket. Filed under Sewing/Fabric Crafts.

Hi, Becket here again. After I made the baby quilt, I still felt the need to sew something cute but practical for our future baby’s room. I realized that I would benefit from some decorative storage – and that’s when a pocket wall hanging sprung to mind. I had been squirreling away some precious vintage fabric for a project such as this. But, even still, it was hard to cut into these fabrics!! (Anyone out there have this problem??) I practically had to hold my breath while I did it…the two vintage fabrics that I used were the mushroom print (that I love so much and have so little left!) and the sweet owl print that makes the bottom pocket.

I envisioned the wall hanging to have three pockets and that the main color would be yellow – but I didn’t know of the best way to construct the pockets. Then, Maitreya came up with a great, simple way to make the pockets – just fold in the sides (create a crease) and sew along the bottom. That worked out nicely. Each pocket is lined in yellow cotton fabric (to match the backing) and has heavy interfacing between the layers to give the pocket heft. To finish each pocket, I sewed bias tape along the top. On the yellow wall hanging backing, I topstiched many parallel lines in white thread to give a quilted appearance (this took forever). Then I sewed seam binding along the sides. I also folded over the top in order to eventually feed a wooden dowel through it to hang it. At the last minute I decided to sew a line down one of the pockets (the one with the lemons) in order to create two smaller pockets – I really liked the effect and smaller baby items won’t get lost. I can’t wait to move into a place where we have a separate baby’s room (someday soon, I hope!) and I’ll be able to hang this prominently on the wall next to the crib. Hope you like it!


19 Responses to “3-pocket wall hanging for baby”

  1. futuregirl Says:

    I would have had trouble cutting into those fabrics, too. They are wonderful! The wall pockets are a great idea. I’m sure they’ll come in handy.

  2. sherrieg Says:

    What a great project! We need something like this on the wall above our change table; thanks for the inspiration!

  3. dorie Says:

    ah, pretty usefulness!

  4. Joyful Abode Says:

    That is so darling! I love the fabrics you chose.

  5. DeerDominique Says:

    That’s great, you’ll get so much use out of it! When Baby has toys and books it will be useful for those type items. I love the vintage fabrics, they were put to most excellent use. I have the problem though. I’ve actually become quite the hoard troll. Yay you for actually using your stash goods.

  6. Cindy Says:

    I love yellow! I can’t wait to see them in place, very cute. I love the “quilted” effect of the lines. I’m a novice, but that really is quilting, right? Love it!!!

  7. Marisa Says:

    This is cool. Yellow is a very happy color.

  8. hillary Says:

    very cute! love the fabrics.

  9. kate1976 Says:

    This looks superb – I really love the fabrics and the quilted look. Good job!!!

  10. dolores Says:

    great idea, great colour, great fabrics! and of course: kilometres of stored fabrics are proving the cut inhibition ;-))))

  11. Nikki Says:

    That is so cute! Hmmm, do I have any empty wallspace???

  12. Nikki Says:

    That is so cute! Hmmm, do I have any empty wallspace???

  13. meg Says:

    So cute! Hey, if you’re going to cut into your treasures, at least you managed to use them for an excellent project. I’ll be filing this away for future reference.

  14. mandy Says:

    I love this wall hanging! The colors are so bright and cheery! They will be great for baby.

  15. Carrie Says:

    That turned out so cool! But you taunt us with your awesome vintage fabrics!

  16. Heidi Says:

    Love those vintage fabrics. And a great storage idea. You can never have too much storage, right?

  17. Amber Says:

    Adorable! i’ve been thinking about a storage solution. My daughter has discovered diapers and loves to put them on all her dolls and stuffed animals! Right now the diapers spend their days in the middle of my bed and their nights on the floor next to my bed. Not ideal! I think this will be a cute solution. Thanks for the tutorial!

  18. Miss Snips Says:

    Great idea! I need some ‘upfront’ pockets like that for my tools in my sewing room, I will have to test out the idea. I have some 1970’s pillow cases that will be the ideal vintage fabrics for this project. Thanks for the time you spent, making and posting the idea!

  19. Elie Says:

    Good for people to know.


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