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Keep your palm and bits and pieces safe and organised with a palm organiser.
I've been looking for a palm organiser for a while but the only ones I could find online cost £70 so I came to my senses and decided to make one.

Posted by Cat Morley from Edinburgh, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 490 projects »
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  • How to make a pda. Palm Organiser - Step 1
    Step 1

    Using your palm for reference draw out a rectangle template on to a piece of paper. Add an extra inch and each side of the palm. Make smaller rectangle, only an inch wide, at each side of the first rectangle. And then draw two more rectangles, the same size as the first one, at either side of the smaller ones.

  • How to make a pda. Palm Organiser - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out the template and score along the lines.

  • How to make a pda. Palm Organiser - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out three rectangle of card, cardboard or plastic. These should be the same size as the large rectangles on the template.

  • How to make a pda. Palm Organiser - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use the template to draw on to the fabric for the cover and the lining of the organiser. Cut out the rectangle leaving a 2cm margin.

  • How to make a pda. Palm Organiser - Step 5
    Step 5

    Glue one side of the card rectangles. Stick them down on to the cover fabric. Spacing them so that there is an inch in between them like the template.

  • How to make a pda. Palm Organiser - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fold over the remaining fabric and glue it down. There should be a nice straight line around the outside of the entire rectangle. Turn it over to check that it looks neat.

  • How to make a pda. Palm Organiser - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut the lining fabric to the exact size of the template. Glue it down to the inside of the cover. If you want to make it look a little neater use ribbon to line the edges.

  • How to make a pda. Palm Organiser - Step 8
    Step 8

    Sew a stud button on to the left hand fold over flap and the right hand inside flap.

  • How to make a pda. Palm Organiser - Step 9
    Step 9

    Sew a small length or ribbon in to the one inch folds. You can use this for holding pens and spare stylus.

  • How to make a pda. Palm Organiser - Step 10
    Step 10

    Sew a pocket on to the right hand flap. This is handy for holding your notes and bits and pieces in.

  • How to make a pda. Palm Organiser - Step 11
    Step 11

    Tie some thin ribbon to the top and bottom on the left hand flap.

  • How to make a pda. Palm Organiser - Step 12
    Step 12

    Punch a few holes in to a pad of paper and thread the ribbon through to keep it secure and in place.

  • How to make a pda. Palm Organiser - Step 13
    Step 13

    Decorate the cover with ribbons, felt and anything else that will look pretty.

  • How to make a pda. Palm Organiser - Step 14
    Step 14

    Glue a small travel mirror on to one of the inside flaps.

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Juliet J.
Juliet J. · Cuneo, Piedmont, IT · 63 projects

Aw this is super cute :)

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water and fire fairy
water and fire fairy · , , · 8 projects

ive added an extra pocket for my ipod will post some pics soon

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water and fire fairy
water and fire fairy · , , · 8 projects

how do you attach the mirror on do i use glue or velcro to take the mirror off and on??

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Poison Ivy
Poison Ivy · 6 projects

i don't have a pilot either but, as the others said, i do have an i-pod! Thanks for posting this!

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JennBunny
JennBunny · Hudson, Florida, United States · 1 project

i like it.

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Spiffy555
Spiffy555 · 37 projects

NIce!

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MacLovin♥x♥x♥
MacLovin♥x♥x♥ · , Oxfordshire, United Kingdom · 2 projects

Omg thnx soo much! My friend has a Ipod touch and this would be perfect for her b-day

xx

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Samm
Samm · , Australia

wow. great idea. i don't have a pilot but i think it would be perfect even for your ipod. just a bit smaller. or like skettio's said for a ds. the pockets are perfect for games!

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PB
PB · , , United States · 2 projects

Do you think instead of velcro you could do like elastic, and then slide the palm in? Or would it fall out?

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Zombie Soup
Zombie Soup · in a place, VA, Bermuda · 12 projects

I dont have a palm pilot to make one for but that would make an amazing nintendo DS case

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