Renos & DIY

Over-the-Door Magazine Organizer

By Denise Wild


Over-the-Door Magazine Organizer

Keep magazines, slippers, and other downtime necessities at the ready. Make your organizer simplistic and in one colour as shown, or spice it up with varying hues and fabrics (try it in denim with fleece appliqués) for a kids or family room. This project was created for by Denise Wild, the founder and managing director of The Sewing Studio in Toronto and Pickering, Ontario.


  • Base fabric (20” x 35”)
  • Pocket fabric (varying square and rectangle sizes)
  • Two grommets
  • Grommet tool
  • Metal hooks
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies


  1. Hem all four sides of the base fabric by pressing and topstitching the raw edges.
  2. Press a 2” top hem on all pockets before top- and edge-stitching. Then hem the remaining three sides of all pockets.
  3. Attach the pockets to the fabric base by edge-stitching along the three bottom sides.
  4. Using the grommet tool, attach the two grommets in place at the top of the organizer, about 2” from either end.
  5. Use metal hooks to suspend your organizer over the back of a door.


  • Add a Velcro flap to one pocket.
  • Use ribbon (instead of the metal hooks) and hang your organizer from a towel bar.
  • Cut the pockets in animal shapes and letters for a baby shower gift.

Topics: Crafts, Project, Organizing, Storage, How-To, Renos & DIY

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