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Building a Felt Drawer Organizer

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television


Customize your own drawer organizer with industrial felt, to keep your utensils padded and in order.


  • Tape measure

  • 1/4-inch-thick industrial felt

  • Tailor's chalk

  • Scissors

  • Silverware

  • L-square ruler

  • Fabri-Tac adhesive


  1. Measure the bottom of the drawer. Using tailor's chalk, mark the dimensions on a piece of industrial felt. Using sharp scissors, cut the felt 1/4 inch shorter on all sides than the marked dimensions; this is the bottom piece. Make sure it fits in the bottom of the drawer before proceeding.

  2. Cut two strips of felt equal to the length of the drawer and 3 inches wide. Cut another two strips to a length 1/2 inch less than the drawer's width and 3 inches wide. To make the sides of the organizer, line the strips around the perimeter of the drawer.

  3. Map out the drawer's dividers by laying the silverware in a suitable arrangement. Using tailor's chalk and an L-square ruler, mark the divisions. Measure the dividing lines, and cut felt sections equal to the length of the measurements. The width should measure 1/4 inch less than the width of the side pieces. Arrange the strips of felt in the drawer to make sure they fit properly. If necessary, pin them in place.

  4. With Fabri-Tac adhesive, pipe glue along the drawn lines. Carefully set the felt pieces in place, working quickly to finish before the glue dries.

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