Pattern Test: Purse Organizer by GYCT

I had the pleasure of testing the Purse Organizer for Chelsea of GYCT Designs

The pattern is on sale until June 14th for just $4.95! You can also buy it in a bundle with the Lazy Days Crossover bag for just $7.95! (If I didn’t have the organizer I’d totally get the bundle).

It was a nice change from making clothes. So easy to get pictures of for one thing! No fussing or fighting, no nap-times to work around πŸ˜›

It has SO many pockets! (Which a good organizer should have!) The outside features a large pocket on the back (shown below), two side pockets and a pocket on the front with smaller card slot type pockets (first pic).

Inside are even more pockets! (see below) Two side pockets and two large pockets that you can divide into smaller ones. I decided to make one large enough to hold my favourite notebook and made a few smaller slots for pens. You can make as many slots as you like.

It’s a fairly fast project. The longest part is cutting out all those pieces (the only downside to this project). But really, if you want to have all those pockets you’ll need to cut out lots of pieces πŸ˜› Well, the only other downside is that your 4-year-old might want to steal yours like mine does.

And now I love purse organizers! You can keep everything in it and just transfer the organizer from one purse to another. You could also just use it as a little tote. I’m going to make another one for my daughter (I’ll leave off a few pockets on the outside since the way she carries things they’ll just fall out), and then I’m going to enlarge it to make more of a tote size.

Oh, there is one change from the pattern that I did. I accidentally cut my side pockets out oriented the wrong way so they’re a lot shorter than they should be. 

Pattern Details:
  • Finished project is 8.5″ x 8.5″ x 3″. You can play with your printer settings to enlarge or reduce the pattern for a larger or smaller organizer.
  • Pattern pieces are provided. Which is good because there are a LOT of pieces to cut out, so it helps keep them sorted for one thing (I did however also pin labels to other pieces to keep track better). It prints out on 5 pages.
  • Instructions are easy to understand with clear photos
  • Cutting guide (so you can make sure you have all the pieces you need)


Michael Miller Garden Walk Wing Song in Aqua and Kona Cotton in Pink both from

Thank you Chelsea for having me test! So much fun πŸ™‚

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