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Picture of Loft or Bunkbed Organizer
This loft bed organizer is great for holding books, reading glasses, and other small items when your ready for bed. When your done reading, just put the book in the pocket hanging on the side of the bed and go to sleep. It doesn't clutter up things either!
 
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Step 1: Step One: Get the supplies.

For this project you'll need:

Heavy-weight fabric for backing
Fabric for the pocket(this fabric can be heavy or lighter weight)
2 Buttons

I made a one pocket organizer, but you can also make a two pocket organizer. They are made the same way, but you need 3 straps and 3 buttons instead of two.

Step 2: Step Two: Measure and Cut.

Measure and cut the backing fabric. My one pocket organizer was 11 1/2 inches tall and 14 inches wide.

You will also need to cut out the straps. The length depends on how long you want your organizer to hang. Mine was 8. As you'll see in the picture, this was perfect.

Step 3: Step 3: Make straps and button holes.

Picture of Step 3: Make straps and button holes.
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To make the straps I cut out an 8 by 4 inch piece of the heavy weight fabric for each strap. Take one of the pieces you cut and fold in half long wise with right sides together. Sew three sides leaving a short side open for turning. Use a pen or something skinny to turn it right side out.
To make the button holes use a button hole foot. Measure the size of you button to determine how big to make the button hole. Make the button hole at the sewn end of the strap. Repeat this step to make the second strap.
Each of our kids have this same bed. Good thinkin'...
Haha, I have the very same bed!!!
grate idea.......i cant sew........think i cud wing it with duck tape?
write+craft (author)  redsoxdrummer4 years ago
You know...I'm not sure. Maybe not.....But you could try it! I've made a wallet out of duck tape before and it worked but you could try it with this....(vote for me please!) write+craft
ramhardikar4 years ago
Nice idea!
i have almost exact same setup and exact same bed as DanAdamKOF !!!!!!!
I would have LOVED this when I was young and had a bunk. What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing, I'll be linking to this.
flyboy114 years ago
i have the same bed but i hang a hammock from the top bunk and sleep in it.
XVIIarcano4 years ago
Speaking of IKEA, I have the very same bed too and I solved the issue with a couple of little shelves taken from the kitchen stuff department. They are the metal ones which are supposed to hang from a "rail" over the kitchen sink. They go along quite nicely with the grey finish of the bed and you just have to enlarge a bit the "hooks" with a pair of pliers because their original rail is smaller in diameter than the bed elements.
DanAdamKOF4 years ago
Great instructible! I have an IKEA loft bed similar to (or probably exactly like) that. What I did was use a few zip-ties to secure a plastic basket to the side of it, the holes in the basket lined up really well with the bars on the side of the bed, so it's really sturdy. Looks ugly, but it holds a lot on a flat plane, such as my phone, Nintendo DS (doubles as an alarm), sometimes some Kleenex if I have a cold. I also ran an extension cable up there, with my phone charger plugged into it (and a few plugs left free). There's nothing more annoying than hearing your phone go off in the middle of the night, and stumbling in the dark out of bed to whereever your phone is charging at ground-level :)