Felt Portfolio Organizer for Cookie Sales
Guess what time it is? It is almost cookie season for Girl Scouts. Getting organized for cookie season is a very important part of being successful. This creative and simple to make felt portfolio is a fabulous way to create ownership of the sales for a troop and allow them easy access to necessary paperwork and forms.
Supplies and Materials Needed for Felt Portfolio Organizer
To make the organizer, you will need the following supplies and materials:
- Kunin eco-fi Classic Felt (9 x 12) in Apple Green and Kelly Green for Pockets
- Corduroy Felt (9 x 12) in Walnut, Red and Cashmere Tan for Cookie/Heart
- Premium Felt (12 x 18) in Cashmere Tan for Outside Folder
- Sewing Machine/Thread
Directions to Make a Felt Portfolio Organizer
This project is great for beginning sewers. It also works well with fabric glue if you are doing it with a younger troop of littler girls.
The first step is to make the decorations for the outside of the organizer. To make a Samoa cookie, use the cashmere tan and walnut felts in the corduroy. For the heart, you can either freehand cut it or use a die-cut machine.
Sew the cookie and the heart to the top half of the large piece of Premium felt.
Place the two pieces of green on the top of the other side of the Premium piece and fold it to create your organizer that will have two felt dividers creating three pockets.
Sew around three sides of the organizer leaving the top open. You will end up with a felt organizer that has three pockets.
The pockets are great for forms, receipts, money, etc. during cookie sale season.
My Favorite Sewing Supply List
These are the sewing supplies that I keep on hand at all times. They get used over and over again and again in so many of my projects.
- Sewing Machine – This one has FIFTY built in stitches!
- Ready Made Bobbins – I am not a fan of making my own bobbins so I LOVE these.
- Fabric Scissors – These are great because they cut through multiple layers of fabric.
- Pin Cushion and Pins – The cuter the better. I love this hedgehog.
- Poly-FIl Stuffing for Pillows
- Poly-Pellets for Bean Bags and Weighted Projects – The POUR bag makes all the difference.
- Rotary Cutter and Mat
Cookies Sales TIPS
I wrote a whole post on tips for creating a successful cookie season starting with cookieboth ideas. It is packed with fun ideas and ways to get the girls and your community involved.
I also created some free printable tools for cookie season. Grab whatever you would like to use FREE and download it from this other fun blog post.
Best Ways to Use Free Printables
You might have seen this list from me before but I think it is worth sharing over and over. Sometimes the people in the back need to hear things a few times, right? There are so many great ways to use free printables. Here are some of my favorites.
- Print them and mail in an envelope with a stamp. Snail mail rocks.
- Batch some up to make an activity book. This is great for a road trip!
- Print and use at a place setting on the table to create a conversation starter.
- Add them to goody bags. By the way, goody bags are not just for birthday parties.
- Package them up with your favorite markers and crayons to give as a gift.
- Drop a few off at the local coffee shop with fun pencils to spread some happy.
- Cut them up to make cards, gift wrap and decorations.
BEST Tools For Working With Free Printables
These are my favorite tools and art supplies to use with free printables and why I love them too.
- Printer – This Laser Printer is inexpensive and works like a charm. It even works with Alexa. Bonus!
- Scissors – Lots of printables can be cut up to create decorations and cards and things like that.
- Markers and Crayons – All thing ooly work the best for me. I LOVE all of their markers, pencils and crayons.
- Colored Pencils – For adult coloring, PRISM makes the colored pencils that I love to use most.
- Twine – For creating banners and garlands from printables, I love this twine best.
- Adhesive – Lots of printables have pieces that get cut out and put together. This is my fave tape runner!
Cheers to Successful Cookie Seasons for All,