Perry Moffitt

April 18, 2011

sewing drawer fronts

Filed under: Tons of other stuff made with fabric — perrymoffitt @ 12:48 pm

Yes, you read that right, I sewed some drawer fronts this weekend. We got this fun ikea bed as a hand-me-down recently. This pic is from the ikea website, the bed is still pieces all over the house.  It will go in the baby’s room as a nice place to cuddle and read bedtime stories and in a few years, she will grow into it and I will cry that my baby is soooo big.


One of the drawers didn’t make it with the rest of the bed, so the handy husband is going to make a new drawer a little later. But I will share my work in progress, drawer fronts with pockets!!!

Just think of all the treasures she can keep in those pockets.  They were so, so easy to make. Quick sewing and some T-50 staples around the back.

I have already planned these as the new knobs- I just have to get to the sale bin at anthropologie

And a random picture of sewing from months ago- the goodie bags from Darcy’s birthday party, quick scraps, a snip of ribbon, a little star “applique” (if you can even call it that) and a quick dozen full of homemade goodness. Okay, not really, they were full of dollar store goodness, but ya know. I even overheard a mom say “man, she always makes us look bad.” I will take it as a complement, I am sure she meant it that way. 🙂

All of the stars have aligned and my husband doesn’t have to work and we aren’t sick as dogs and there is no random house guest or automobile mishap to prevent me from attending the Philly Modern Quilt Guild meeting tomorrow night. I went once before, many moons ago, hopefully they will still let me in the door!


  1. Can you hear me squealing?!! I am SO EXCITED about your fabric covered drawer fronts! They are AWESOME! Please share more about how you did this project. Is this quilting weight cotton, and if so, did you do anything to it to beef it up and make it stronger before you stapled it to the wood? Did you use batting or anything? I can already think of a dozen fun fabrics that would be great for this project, and the little blue knobs you picked out are perfect. How do you keep coming up with these brilliant ideas?

    Comment by Rebecca Grace — March 4, 2012 @ 5:32 pm | Reply

    • I love them too! I will take some pictures of them completed. The almost 2 year old has been storing all kinds of treasures in the pockets. It is quilting cotton with a stripe of ribbon or rick rack on the top of the pocket to strengthen the pocket. I intentionally sewed the pockets a bit funny to make the openings on top gape a little. Nothing else really, just wrapped it around the back with some T-50 staples.

      Comment by perrymoffitt — March 5, 2012 @ 11:29 am | Reply

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