Sunday, April 17, 2011
3. I used grosgrain ribbon for the ties.
Cut 2 pieces 8x11" for front and back out of sturdy bag fabric.
Cut 2 pieces 8.5x11" for lining
Cut 1 piece of lining fabric the size of your cross stitch for pocket.
Cut 2 - 20" pieces of grosgrain ribbon (or your choice of tie material).
Cut your cross stitch piece to appropriate size for pocket. Lay the pocket lining right side up and place the cross stitch piece so right sides of lining & cross stitch piece are together. Stitch around the pocket leaving a place to turn at bottom. Turn pocket, poke out the corners so it's square. Iron the pocket turning in the opening at the bottom. No need to hand stitch shut as you will sew it to the front.
Take the front piece of bag fabric, pin the pocket in place and sew the pocket onto the front piece at the sides and bottom catching in the place where it was turned and leaving the top unstitched. Don't forget to reinforce both sides at top of pocket with extra stitches.
Sew a lining piece to the front and back at the top of your bag fabric.
Now lay the top and the bottom with right sides
together - see photos. The bag front & back will be together and the lining pieces will be together. Make sure your seam at the top is laying toward the lining and that sides at seam are matching. Stitch all around the lining and the bag fabric leaving a place for turning in the lining. Trim your corners. Don't trim the seam at the top.
Turn the bag right side out, pushing each corner out, and sew the opening closed in the lining.