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Get your receipts organized and ready for tax day!

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  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Receipt Caddy : : Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    Grab a hanger (my hanger is actually a baby hanger) and place it on some paper. Trace the top angle of the hanger and then draw the sides and the bottom. My caddy measures 12" from the hanger to the bottom. Next plan and mark where the pockets will go, then make a pattern for these pockets, adding seam allowance. Mark where the caddy will be cut in half and then mark the openings for the hanger to poke through and for the larger pocket. Cut the pattern out, but do not cut the pattern in half yet.

  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Receipt Caddy : : Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    First cut out the back piece using the entire paper pattern, adding 1/4" seam allowance. Next, cut the paper pattern at the horizontal line and cut the top portion and the bottom portion, marking notches where you will stop and start sewing,forming the larger pockets. Be sure to add seam allowance where needed. And last, cut out the pockets.

  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Receipt Caddy : : Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    Turn the top edge of the pockets under twice and topstitch in place. Next, turn the side and bottom seam allowance under. I use this handy little seam presser when I'm working on small projects, and don't feel like heating up my iron.

  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Receipt Caddy : : Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    Stitch the pockets to the front sections.

  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Receipt Caddy : : Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pin, then stitch the top portion to the bottom portion stopping and starting at the notches.

  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Receipt Caddy : : Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    Press the seam open.

  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Receipt Caddy : : Tutorial - Step 7
    Step 7

    Then on the outside, topstitch the seam allowance down. The opening for the big pockets will be formed at this point.

  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Receipt Caddy : : Tutorial - Step 8
    Step 8

    Pin, then stitch the back to the front, starting and stopping at the notches where the hanger will poke out.

  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Receipt Caddy : : Tutorial - Step 9
    Step 9

    Clip the corners diagonally and turn the caddy right side out.

  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Receipt Caddy : : Tutorial - Step 10
    Step 10

    Then stitch the seam allowance back at the hanger opening. Now insert the hanger and stitch up the center through all layers, forming the two large pockets.

  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Receipt Caddy : : Tutorial - Step 11
    Step 11

    Make small labels and attach with brads.

  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Receipt Caddy : : Tutorial - Step 12
    Step 12

    And now you'll ready for tax day ... Next Year!

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