Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Craft Project: Memo Board

This simple covered corkboard lets you see what’s coming — and what you’ve accomplished. Hidden pockets at the bottom let you stash tickets for upcoming events, so you won’t forget them, or pens and tools you want to keep handy. We chose a classic fabric reminiscent of kitchen tiles to keep the look fresh and crisp. Too much clutter can be distracting, and the goal here is to stay organized and on top of your game!

Keep your crafting ideas organized on this great Memo Board
from Sew Up a Home Makeover by Lexie Barnes. 
Photograph © John Gruen

Our finished size: 17" square
What you’ll need
  • 1 framed corkboard
  • ¾ yard of fabric, depending on the size of your board
  • An additional ¼ yard of the same or coordinating fabric for the pocket panel
  • Staple gun and staples
Measure and cut the fabric
  1. On the wrong side of the fabric, mark a square the size of your corkboard plus 2" on all sides (ours was 21" square). Cut it out.
  2. On the wrong side of the fabric, mark a rectangle for the pocket panel that is 6½" x the width of your corkboard. Stitch the pocket panel.
  3. Stitch a ½" double-fold hem along the top edge of the pocket panel. Press under a ½" single-fold hem on the opposite (bottom) raw edge, but do not stitch.
  4. Lay the large fabric square on a flat surface. Mark a point 2" up from the bottom edge on both the left and right side. Unfold the bottom edge of the pocket panel, and line up the fold with the 2" marks. Stitch from one side to the other along the folded crease.
  5. Turn the pocket up against the fabric, to where it will be on the board, and press along the stitching line.
  6. Measure and mark the desired pocket widths and stitch the dividing lines, backstitching at both ends.

Attach the fabric to the board
  1. Lay the fabric on a flat surface, wrong side facing up. Center the corkboard on top of it. Pull the raw edges of the fabric over the bottom side of the board, aligning the bottom edge of the pocket with the frame edge, and staple it onto the frame. Do the same with the opposite/top edge, pulling the fabric tight and smoothing out any wrinkles.
  2. Staple the left and right sides last, folding the fabric neatly at the corners.
Project excerpted from Sew Up a Home Makeover © by Lexie Barnes. All rights reserved.


More Craft Projects All Month!
March is National Craft Month. To celebrate, we’ll be posting a new craft project each Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month. Join the fun! Like us on Facebook, follow the InsideStorey blog, or check in to InsideStorey on the dates below to get the projects as they go live.
Thursday, March 7: Have some fun with the kids by creating candy race cars make a candy track, and take your car for a sweet ride! The Formula One Car is from Candy Construction by Sharon Bowers.

Tuesday, March 12: Two projects in one — Motif and Connection #62 from Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs by Edie Eckman. Learn the motif, then make a bunch, and connect them to create a bigger project.

Thursday, March 14: Cutting and Using Stamps from Fabric Surface Design by Cheryl Rezendes.

Tuesday, March 19: Spark your children’s creativity and make storytelling fun with Story Dice from Show Me a Story by Emily K. Neuburger.

Thursday March 21: Mudroom Organizer (Designed by Sascha Ayad) — Make spring cleaning simpler with this easy-to-make shelf from PlyDesign by Philip Schmidt.
Tuesday, March 26: Get ready for your spring gardening with the Green Thumb Half-Apron from Sew & Stow by Betty Oppenheimer.

Thursday, March 28: Enjoy a springtime picnic with these Picnic-tastic Lunch Mats that hold a napkin and utensils from One-Yard Wonders by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins.

The projects will be posted on the InsideStorey blog on the dates indicated above.

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