Wow! I've let quite a bit of time get away before getting this tutorial together. Thanks for being patient with me! I made this book pocket for my mom's birthday and wanted to share with you how I made it. Sorry there aren't more pictures.
**This tutorial is for personal and gifting use, please don't sell your finished products**
You will need:
Medium or heavy weight fusible Interfacing (1: 25"x12" piece and 1: 12"x11" piece)
2/3 yard fabric
(you might need slightly more if your fabric isn't a full 42"wide or more)
How to make it:
1. Cut your fabric:
2 pieces: 25"x12"
2 pieces: 12"x11"
2 pieces: 6.5"x7.5"
2. Pin and sew the 2- 6.5"x7.5" pieces, right sides together. Remember to leave an opening on the bottom so you can turn it right side out! Clip corners, turn right side out and press.
3. Iron interfacing onto one 25"x12" piece and one 12"x11" piece.
4. Pin the small rectangle from step 2 to the front of 12"x11" piece from step 3. This will make the small pocket on the front. It should be 2" from the top, 2 3/4" from sides, and 3" from the bottom. Topstitch this pocket on, sewing both sides and bottom. Be sure to catch the raw edges from the opening you used to turn small pocket piece right side out.
5. Next, Pin and sew the two 12"x11" pieces, right sides together. Remember to leave an opening on the bottom so you can turn it right side out! Clip corners, turn right side out and press.
6. Pin and sew the two 25"x12" pieces, right sides together. Leave top end open so you can turn it right side out. Clip corners, turn right side out and press.
7. Pin the 12"x11" piece to the 25"x12" pieces, with the small pocket facing in. Sew around the sides and bottom of smaller rectangle. Be sure to catch the raw edges from the opening you used to turn right side out. Turn right side out.
8. Press, folding in raw edges at top. Topstitch top edge to close. This is the part that will either be between a mattress and box spring, or under an armchair cushion.
Viola! You're finished! Wasn't that easy?
If you make one, please send me a message, I would love to see pictures!
I am a stay-at-home wife, mom, and homeschool teacher. I love Jesus and want to grow in his grace as I am on this adventure he has placed me in. This little blog is a creative outlet for me to share some of the things I make, find, and do. Thanks for stopping by!