Winter Gear Pouches

Now that winter has descended, my entry way is a disaster. Sweaters, coats, backpacks, gloves, scarves, hats, etc for four people. It’s simply more than the coat rack can handle. I saw this great pouch idea from Craftsy, and better yet saw an idea to use an embroidery hoop around the top of a fabric bag to keep it open.

I got a yard of black flannel, then:
1. Cut it into even fourths, cut a strip off the top for the hanging loop.
2. Sewed up the sides and around the top.
3. Sewed the loop to the ‘back’ of the pouch.
4. I didn’t like the look of the wood hoop on top of the bag, so instead I folded the top of the bag around the hoop, and secured the hidden hoop with hand stitching.

This perfect set up ensures that coats and backpacks have room on the coatrack while everything else is able to be pulled from the pouch at top speed while rushing out the door to catch the bus!

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