Step 1: Materials Needed.
Upholstery fabric- 1/2 yard
Canvas fabric- 1/4 yard
Cotton accent fabric- 1/4 yard
Plastic stabilizer 2 sheets- I just cut the cover of a plastic folder
All sewing done is using a straight stitch and sewn by hand except for the stitching around the entire edge, which is whipstitches.
Step 2: Cutting Fabric.
Decide what you want pockets for and gather those items.
Cut the inner pockets out of the canvas material. Measure these by placing your items onto the fabric and add 1/2"(1.3mm) around the edges for your seam allowance.
Cut the accent fabric in to several 1"(2.5mm) wide strips.
Step 3: Ironing.
Also iron the edges of the cut accent fabric strips inward.
Step 4: Sewing Small Pockets On.
Place the smaller pockets are will go on to the larger pocket and pin.
Sew the side edge and the bottom edge of these to create a pocket.
Step 5: Making the Zippered Pocket.
Fold as shown and iron creases (values in pictures are approximate).
Place zipper onto bottom of seam clearances created from the creases just made and sew zipper onto fabric.
Attach the pocket just made onto the inside upholstery by folding over side edges and sewing around the side edges and the bottom.
Step 6: Sew on Large Patches to Inner Upholstery Fabric.
Step 7: Making the Pocket for the Compass.
Take your accent fabric strip and line the circle that was just cut, pin down the fabric and sew the strip onto the canvas pocket.
Like the other pockets sew the top fabric clearance down. Place this new pocket onto your inside upholstery and pin then sew around the side edges and bottom making sure your compass will fit nicely inside.
Add a small piece of sticky Velcro to the top of the pocket and to the upholstery directly behind the Velcro on the pocket.
Step 8: Adhearing the Plastic Stabilizer on to the Fabric.
Spray the adhesive onto the plastic and place onto the fabric as shown, press plastic down to fix to fabric.
Spray the top of the plastic that was just adhered to the fabric and align the inside fabric (the fabric with the pockets sewn on) and press the backside of the fabric on to the glued plastic, and wait a few minutes to set.
Step 9: Making the Closure.
Take your accent fabric strips and pin around the edges, sew together.
After sewing the pieces together with the accent fabric place the self-adhesive Velcro onto the closure. Sew corners of velcro to add extra strength.
Step 10: Placing the Closure.
Step 11: Finishing the Outer Edges.
After done sewing flip the closure over, fit and place the other side of the Velcro onto the front of the organizer.
Step 12: Organizing.
Step 13: Use.
Don't forget to pick up patches on your wonderful journeys and iron them onto the outside of your organizer.