How to Make Boat Storage Pockets

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Anyone who owns a boat knows that space is limited. And if you are a liveaboard, you have to keep your entire life on a vessel smaller than most living rooms! Therefore, it’s so important to be organized when you live on a boat or even have one for recreational weekends. Today’s how-to is an easy sew project — making a boat pocket storage container! Also known as yacht pouches, boat pockets are a fantastic way to keep belongings in a designated area. They also make things easy to find when you need them!

Another great use of boat pockets is that this handy storage system keeps things from falling off counters or sliding around when the boat rocks to and fro with the tide. This is an easy DIY that even a new sewer will be able to tackle with great results. Make several of these boat pockets and attach them to your boat walls or cabinets wherever you need extra storage. Use one for holding shower supplies, another for kitchen items, and one more for holding entertainment gadgets like phones, charging cords, decks of cards and more!

This sewing project requires fabric, webbing, thread, hook-and-loop tape (also known as Velcro®), a ruler and marking pencil. The great thing is you can make these any size you want to suit your needs and to fit the things you want to store in them. These boat pockets are completely customizable! It’s important to pick a fabric with good strength, abrasion resistance, and mold/mildew resistance. Sunbrella® is an excellent choice. And if you sew your own marine canvas projects like biminis, dodgers or awnings, you might even have some leftover Sunbrella you can use for this project. Since these boat pockets don’t require a lot of fabric, this is also a fantastic scrap-buster project!

The instructions for making this project are a downloadable PDF file. You can print it off and then use these instructions to make boat pockets for yourself and all your sailing friends. You’ll be the hit of the marina with these super handy boat organizers!