Remove the sides of each Ziploc bag. Set those piece aside for use on another project.
My bag will be 7 x 7 inches. Measure out 7" on each side, mark it off, and cut out with scissors.
Trim off the back flap of the bag, leaving just about 1/4 inch edge on top. It is important to keep a small amount of the bag attached as this is what you will attach your duct tape fabric. (Tip: Always keep your Ziploc pieces attached. They are prone to detach from each other now that they are missing an edge)
For my project I created a piece of duct tape fabric 8 inches wide by 24 inches long. This will allow for 7x7 pockets and an inch on all sides for wiggle room. Take your first Ziploc pocket and attach it to your fabric as close to "railroad tracks" (Ziploc closure) as possible without covering them. This is a great place to use an accent color. Align your bag with the edge, inset about 1/2 inch on each side. Flip over and attach from the back as well. Trim any excess.
Attach your bag to the fabric with your base color. Make sure you attach it firmly just under the closure. This locks the bag to the fabric.
Prep your second Ziploc bag. Flip it over so the railroad track is facing up. Line up accent tape along the top edge (not covering tracks) (A) flip over and seal, half on, half off and trim excess. (B) Line up the two closures pieces and slide them together. (You should hear it click into place) (C). Lastly, secure the bottom of the bag into place with your accent tape (D) again half on, and half off.
To create a second pocket, you need to again attach accent tape to the top edge of the Ziploc bag, leaving about 1/4 inch of bag on the bottom. (A) Come back with your base color duct tape (orange in my case) and attach to the bottom of Ziploc bag.
Continue to repeat the last steps until you have three complete pockets. Place a strip of accent tape half on and half off on the outer edge of the duct tape fabric (A) Fold over and seal. Trim any excess. (B) Continue to do this all the way down the fabric.
Remove any excess tape and embellish however you please. To make the strap, use one of the pre-made strap pieces, loop up and over and secure with two small pieces of tape. (Tip- make sure you are not going over your pocket with this tape)
To make the tongue closure take your second pre-made strap and place in the middle of your loop. Secure with another piece of tape.
Place another piece of accent tape over the spots where the straps were secured to provide extra strength.
Attach the strap closure with small strips of duct tape fabric. It's up to you to determine how long you want your strap to be. Remember, as you place things in your organizer it will grow wider. Be certain to allow yourself some extra length in order to accommodate for this.
All done and ready to organize your school supplies or travel necessities. Personalize them and create a bunch for different occasions. After all, you can never be too organized :)