homebound, DIY repurposed shirt organizer & giveaway

I might be away,
but the eighth of Homebound Magazine is here!

I love this magazine…
…and I love what Heather of Post Road Vintage recently wrote about
the simple farmhouse beauty in each issue…

“Here at Post Road Vintage
we are passionate about sharing our love for farmhouse beauty
and helping you to create the home and life you love.
It doesn’t matter if you live on a ‘farm’ ,
in the country, or amongst the skyscrapers.
If you appreciate the simple things, a handmade life,
and creating a home which is unique, a reflection of you,
and blesses your family,
then you are in the right place.”

Well, I’m just honored to bits that she invited me over to her place again
for another sewing tutorial in this issue.

{Thank you, Heather!}
I’m sharing a tutorial for a DIY repurposed shirt organizer.
freckled laundry post road vintage homebound magazine issue 8
A beginner sewing level will get you through this one
and you can use the organizer anywhere your little heart desires.
I want to make one from a cable knit sweater
and use it in the Fall/Winter to keep hats, mittens, and scarves by the front door…  
…because the organizer that I made for this issue will be on it’s way to one of you
(and I’m sure I’ll tuck a little something in the pockets)!
I’m also giving away three digital versions of Homebound Magazine.
(If you’ve already ordered this issue, you can choose a past or future issue!)
All you need to do to enter for a chance to win it, is tell me (in the comments) what you’d use the organizer for!  
I’ll randomly choose four winners (1 organizer winner and three magazine winners) when I return from North Carolina!
There’s another organizer in this issue, too.
I NEED these nesting boxes in my life and in every room of the house
for shoes, mail, toys, magazines, towels…you get where I’m going.
Oh, the thought of stacks and rows of these nesting boxes…sigh.
I think a little lumber haul is in order this Fall, too.
Here’s a little sneak of what you’ll find in Issue 8…
If you don’t sew, here you go…


There are more recipes, tutorials, and inspirational photos (and words to go with them).
The digital editions of each issue are $4.95 and you can click the image below to order.
I’m happy to be a reader, a contributor, and now an affiliate,
so if you order any issue through the link below,
it will help both me and Heather with our little goals and dreams.
{Thank you!}
Hope you’re having a lovely week!
If aren’t already a reader,
Heather blogs at Post Road Vintage.
I adore her YouTube videos, especially!


  1. Pam Ballard says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! I would store all my precious keepsakes, pictures jewelry etc of my late parents… Things that I would want all in one place. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance at this giveaway!

  2. Nancy Carr says:

    What a great idea for an organizer. I would hang it near the door to put things I need to take on my way out of the house -= mail, keys, dog treats and much more.

  3. Kim says:

    Lovely, truly lovely! I would keep my vintage jewelry in and on the organizer. My bangles in the pockets, pins pinned on the front and a few necklaces around the neck.

  4. SuZeQ says:

    Hmmmmmmmmm – I think I would perhaps attach a handmade (by me) flower and hang it in my bathroom. As for stuffing the pockets? Don’t know yet – would have to wait and see the size, etc., AFTER I WIN IT. How’s that for being subtle? It’s FABULOUS.

  5. Nancy P. says:

    I would use it to organize the things I’ll wear to work the next day…….jewelry, stockings, hair accessories, scarves, etc.
    Thank you.

  6. Mimi says:

    Wow, such lovely pics on this post. I would use the organizer to hold a few lovelies outside my closet door. I would love a digital version of this beautiful piece of work. Thanks for the chance!

  7. April V says:

    I think this would make a beautiful toy organizer in my little girl’s room!!

  8. Diana says:

    This holder is so cute. I would use it for my long art brushes. Some are so long and need protection . That would work on one side not sure about the other. Thinking……..thanks Jami.

  9. lynn says:

    such a sweet organizer, jami! it would be so cute with lavender in one side and slippers in the other, hanging on a closet door. the magazine looks wonderful, too:)
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  10. Renee says:

    It’s so sweet! I would use it for my everyday earrings and maybe my hair scrunchies…I can never seem to find them! Thanks for the opportunity!
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  11. Theresa Merkling says:

    Wow – the first thought I had when I saw the sample was that it was a clothespin bag. A plain edition like the sample just brought back memories of a clothesline groaning under the weight of freshly washed family wear drying in the sunshine…

    Naturally, I love your idea of sweater mod for outerwear etc. Would be a good way to use one of those 100% wool sweaters that hits the wash in error and comes back too small to wear…

  12. Rhonda says:

    Jami- that is genius and beautiful! I’d hang it in my laundry room to hold dryer sheets and lost socks! Love. Love. Love!

  13. Glenda says:

    I love the organizer I think I would put my rug hooks in the pockets and hang it on the cabinet door that holds my wool.

  14. Lisa says:

    This is clever and pretty! I would hang it on my closet door to hold my scarves and fabric headbands.

  15. Deann Johnson says:

    well, Theresa posted before me – my first thought was a clothespin holder! I am really enjoying all of the ideas posted here…so many possibilities…it would be nice in the hallway by my chalkboard wall to hold chalk and an eraser :)

  16. I so agree what a really cute idea for getting organized! I think it would be great to hang scarves and gloves in it!

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