Does your fridge look anything like this?
I get endless vouchers and notes that get stuck on the fridge with magnets, but look very messy and cluttered.
So I decided to pretty them up a bit!
So instead of this:
I can have this:
Much neater and prettier!
It's a nice simple project that just uses scraps of material and a magnet for each pocket. (I have several odd magnets that have fallen off things or come unstuck etc).
So here's how to make your own magnetic pocket for the fridge to hold all those coupons, vouchers and notes, in just
5 steps and 15 minutes
Cut your fabric a little wider than you want your pocket and 4 times the length.
(I cut mine 11 x 40cm (4.5 x 16")
Fold in half lengthways with right sides together:
Stitch down both long sides:
Turn the pocket right sides out and press:
Also press the raw edges of the opening inside the pocket like this:
Place the magnet just inside the pocket:
Then stitch across the top of the pocket on both sides of the magnet. I used my zipper foot so that I could get the line of stitching nice and close to stop the magnet slipping around.
Then stitch down the other two sides of the magnet to hold securely in place.
Fold up your pocket in half, with the magnet at the top back.
And top-stitch down both sides, close to the edge.
And you're done! Pop it on your fridge and fill up with those vouchers and coupons!
I think my fridge looks a little tidier now, don't you?
You could make these pockets any size you like - but you may need more magnets spaced out across the top for larger pockets!
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