Step 1: Materials and Tools Needed
thin fabric markers
Stabilized(paper backed) Fabric for drawing design 8" x 8"
fabric -- 1 yd. solid, 1 yd. novelty print
interfacing -- 1 yd. (sew-in or iron-on)
ribbon -- 1 yd., if desired
gathered lace 2 yd., if desired
Steam-a-Seam2 double sided iron-on adhesive 6" x 6"
sewing machine, thread, iron
light box or well-lit window for tracing
zip lock bags two 6" x 7" and one 11" x 11"
Step 2: Cut Out
24" x 14 " print fabric for outside (reserve rest to trace design from later)
24" x 24" solid fabric for lining and inner pockets
two 8" x 6" pieces solid fabric for outside pocket
24 " x 14" interfacing for print fabric interface
8" x 6" interfacing for front pocket interface
24" x 5" interfacing for inside pocket lining on solid
6" x 6" piece Steam-a-Seam2 fusing medium
Ribbon: 15" piece for binding in zip lock bags, and four 6 1/2" pieces for two sets of ties, 4 piece for bow
Step 3: Interfacing and Inner Pocket
Place lining, wrong side up (with interfacing showing on bottom). Fold interfacing up to enclose it, press, and run a seam along fold. Turn lining over, fold pocket up, and baste in place. Sew lines forming inside pockets as desired.
Step 4: Outside Pocket
With right sides together, sew around pocket, trapping lace between sides, and leaving 2 opening to turn.
Turn and press.
Stitch to outside front.
Step 5: Attaching Lace to Borders
Pin right sides together, then sew lining to outside, just as you did for pocket.
Turn, press, and top stitch.
Step 6: Trace Design for Front Pocket
Using thin fabric markers, trace and color design.
Remove paper backing, hand press on Steam-a-Seam2, and cut out the design.
Remove backing and iron onto front pocket.
Add bow with hand stitch.
Step 7: Attaching Plastic Ziplock Pockets
Turning under ends of ribbon, sew seam, binding bags to holder along inner spine.