Make a Simple Mail Sorter

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One of our resolutions for the New Year is to get our apartment back in pre-baby shape in terms of organization. Certain areas have fallen by the wayside since our son was born and we're going to tackle them one by one. The first might be our landing strip which is overwhelmed by piles of mail - ingoing, outgoing, to be recycled? We're not really sure.

Coming across this tutorial for a quick-sew mail sorter by Gina of Bright and Blithe couldn't have happened at a better time. It's a basic shape making this a good project for beginner sewers too. She printed out her mail categories onto card stock and then stitched that onto the fabric panels, but if you're so inclined you could get fancy and embroider them.

You can find Gina's mail sorter tutorial at her blog Bright and Blithe (see some of her other nifty tutorials here).

(via Craft Gossip, photo credit: Bright and Blithe)

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.