DIY Multi-compartment Organiser for Underclothes/Innerwears & Hankies

This DIY tutorial is about making an inexpensive and easy to make multi-purpose multi-compartment organiser for arranging innerwears and handkerchiefs by up-cycling small cartons. This small organiser consisting of four compartments can be arranged in different ways in different closets. So, no messed-up racks now onwards!

Dear Tantu Reader,

How are you? It was raining heavily here in Pune for weeks together. It rains unexpectedly and heavily in the afternoons. Sometimes there are power cuts and sometimes I cannot keep the laptop on πŸ™ Sometimes internet becomes damn slow! Hence, it happened that I missed a weekly post in the middle. I am not even able to check my accounts other than WordPress and G mail… Sorry, if I haven’t replied for any of your comments yet. Lots of projects are in progress. I know, you are looking for some DIY tutorial. So, here is an easy to make multi-purpose organiser tutorial for you.

My Multi-purpose Multi-compartment Organiser

DIY Innerwear and Hanky Organiser

DIY Innerwear and Hanky Organiser

I made this multi-compartment organiser to organise innerwears and hankies better. Everything I had set up was getting messed up while pulling one out. I keep every carton that comes home in any way and recycle it. You know that if you have read about my sewing kit. I took some of the cartons out and made this organiser on 30thΒ  January 2014. I have been using this type of organisers since then and I am absolutely happy with them. This organiser can be used upright with horizontal or vertical compartments. These organisers can also be used as drawer organisers too.

I didn’t have any idea of availability of innerwear organisers and drawer organisers in the market, when I made them. It was when this post was in publishing mode, I found them in the Google search. They are so cute but making something ourselves is fun. Hand made organisers are highly inexpensive too! Below is the DIY tutorial for you.

  • Difficulty Level:Β Β Β Β  Very Easy
  • Time required: Β  Β  Β 10-15 minutes
  • Expenditure:Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β  Very less, count only gift wrapper and glue.


Innerwear and Hanky Organiser - Requirements

  • 4 Small cartons of same size (More sections can be made using more cartons. But, making with 4 cartons is ideal to organise in any rack or in drawers. I have taken rasam powder cartons here.)
  • Paper Glue or multipurpose glue
  • Gift wrapper sheet
  • A pair of scissors

Steps to make the innerwear and hanky organiser?

  1. I sealed the flaps of the carton opening firmly with glue.

    Seal the Carton flaps in one side

    Seal the Carton flaps in one side

  2. I glued the four edges of the carton top and placed another carton firmly on it. Similarly, i glued and fixed all the four cartons one above the other. (Please note the triangular white paper strips on the top carton. This white strip indicates the gluingposition.) The organiser is ready.

    Glue the cartons together

    Glue the cartons together

  3. The organiser looks good when covered with a gift wrapper. I used plain white paper for the same as shown. I glued the paper sides together.

    Wrap a gift cover to the cloth organiser

    Wrap a gift cover to the cloth organiser

  4. I slashed the paper at the dividing areas of the organiser compartments as shown.

    Slash the wrapper side for finishing them

    Slash the extra wrapper side for finishing them

  5. Then, I inserted the slashed parts of the cover inside the organiser as shown.

    Finishing the sides using glue

    Finishing the sides using glue

  6. I closed the remaining part of the organiser cover atΒ the back as shown. If the wrapper edge is little to cover it completely, you may also stick a separate rectangular piece of the same size as the back.

    Finishing the back

    Finishing the back

  7. I took 3 rectangles of white sheet having the width same as the width of the organiser. I folded them in the middle. Then I glued and stuck to the three sections of the organiser as shown.

    Final Touch up Finishing the inner sides

    Final Touch up Finishing the inner sides

  8. Innerwear or Hanky Organiser is ready to use! You can keep them facing up in a drawer. Or you can place them upright like a rack with compartments in rows or in columns.
Innerwear or Hanky Organiser kept upright with horizontal compartments

Innerwear or Hanky Organiser kept upright with horizontal compartments

Innerwear or Hanky Organiser kept upright with vertical compartments

Innerwear or Hanky Organiser kept upright with vertical compartments

DIY Innerwear and Hanky Organiser


Do write to me if you find this organiser tutorial a useful one.Β  You can share your own or collected organising ideas to us! Sharing is caring! Will share more organising ideas sometimes!

Take care! Bye until the next post!




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A nature lover and dreamer who expresses herself as an artist, fashion designer and blogger. Persued B.Sc fashion design at Karavali College (Mangaluru University 2003 - 2006) with first rank. Former lecturer for fashion designing at Gloria College, Puttur for five years (2006-2011). Blogger since 2013.


  1. I’d not heard of inner ware. Here we call them underware. Lol!

    • Glad that you mentioned it! I didn’t know that it is not used universally as Google has been showing information regarding ‘inner wear’. TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚

  2. super πŸ™‚ !!

  3. Hello Sindhu, The organiser tutorial is very useful. Such products are quite expensive in the market, moreover, we don’t get them as per our requirements. I’ll try this.

    • Hi Vasumathi,

      Happy to know that you like this multi-purpose organiser πŸ™‚ I second you that those available in the market not that inexpensive and are not available everywhere… Making one ourselves is always better to get what exactly we need πŸ™‚

      Thank you for stopping by… TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚

  4. The tutorial is very useful and easy to follow. I will try it out.

  5. This is a great tutorial. We look forward to giving this a try. πŸ™‚

  6. What a wonderful recycling craft idea, Sindhu! I can imagine the organiser would be useful for all kinds of things πŸ™‚

    • Thank you Peggy for your encouraging words for this craft πŸ™‚ Definitely! I am in need of more cartons!!!! πŸ˜€ Ha haa πŸ˜€

      TC! keep smiling πŸ™‚

  7. Its indeed very creative using simple items. These can be wrapped with gift wraps to make them more colorful.

    • Hi Fayazji,

      Thank you very much for your visit to Tantu and appreciation for the DIY tutorial. Yes, I have mentioned the same that gift wrappers could be used to make them look more attractive even though I had used plain white in the sample.

      Missing your blog since few weeks due to internet problem, power cuts and heavy rains… Hope the problems get resolved soon… TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚

  8. Useful DIY:-) looks easy and neatly explained will try soon

  9. Very creative and we’ll explained. …

  10. Oops i meant well explained. ..

  11. My Best Regards

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