Princess Backseat Organizer

Princess Backseat Organizer

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Springs Creative
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Additional Information



  • 1 yd of Princess cotton fabric
  • 1 yd of coordinating cotton fabric (1)
  • 12" of coordinating cotton fabric (2)
  • 1-1/2 yds of 1" wide elastic
  • 1/2 yd of batting low loft
  • Basic sewing supplies & sewing machine


1/4" seam allowance
Cut two 24"x18" from the coordinating fabric # 1 (front and back panels)
Cut one 24"x18" from the batting
Cut one 28" strip of elastic (bottom)
Cut one 18" strip of elastic (top)
Cut the following for pockets: One 9"x18" from the Princess fabric (top pocket)
One 12"x18" from the coordinating fabric # 2 (middle pocket)
One 36"x18" from the Princess fabric (bottom pocket)
Draw a line 17" down from the top of the front panel and draw another line 10" down from the 17" line (see image).


1. Sandwich batting, front and back panels together matching raw edges. Using the corner template on the back page, cut the top corners out. To print the corner template, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above).
2. Fold the pockets in half along the 18" side and press.
3. Place the raw edges of the top pocket on the 17" line and stitch in place, fold up and press. Repeat for the middle pocket on the 10" line.

Step 3

4. Fold the 3rd pocket up from the bottom 8", press, and fold in half back down to the fold line (like an Step 3 accordion) to create two pockets. Baste in place along bottom.

Step 4

5. Trace stitch lines starting 1/2" in on the side. Stitch through all layers of fabric on the lines to create pockets for markers and notepad.

Step 5

6. Place the 3rd pocket at the bottom of the panel and trace a line 6-1/2" over from the side at the top pocket down to the bottom. Stitch on the line. Stitch across just above the bottom pocket (see diagram), to create a smaller pocket for your smartphone.

Step 6

7. Place the 18" strip of elastic at the top 3" in on each side and stitch in place.
8. Place the 28" strip of elastic on the sides 1-1/2" up from the bottom and stitch in place.

Step 7 and 8

9. Lay batting on working area. Place the top panel right side up and bottom panel on top. Stitch around perimeter leaving a 6" opening for turning. Clip corners and turn.
10. Press the opening in and top stitch around the outside perimeter.

Princess Backseat Organizer is rated 2.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Measurements are off This is a cute project, but I have learned that I should read through all directions before cutting my fabric. The front and back panels are to be 24x18", but we are supposed to draw lines (on the front panel) 17" from the top, then draw another line 10" from the 17" line. Well, last I checked that equals 27", not 24". Not to mention, there appears to be room at the bottom after drawing the 10" line (in the diagram). Am I misunderstanding the directions? I'm still new to sewing, so any assistance is appreciated. I was able to make do by just eyeballing the placement of the pockets. I give it a low score because the measurements are off and need a little more detail.
Date published: 2016-08-04
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