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Extra Pockets for your Bag or Purse

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Have you ever found that none of your bags have enough internal pockets? Have you ever found the cutest purse in the store, only to recoil with dismay when you see that it has no pockets at all? This liner, made to fit your bag perfectly, will solve that problem. This particular liner is for sale at Etsy: Extra Pocket Bag Liner, or I can make one for your particular bag.
 
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Step 1: Collect Supplies and Measure

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Gather up all the supplies:

1 Bag that needs interior pockets
1 sheet of 12"x18" 7-mesh plastic canvas
1/2 yard of fabric; I used 2 flat quarters
1/4 yard stiff interfacing; I didn't use fusible web, but you could
Measuring tape
Scissors
Sewing machine
Devices to put into pockets
Paper and pencil to take notes in
Snacks, in case you get hungry

Step 2: Cut fabric and sew the pocket strip.

Iron the fabric pieces flat. Then, fold the fabric over so that, when folded flat, the folded area is 3" taller than the tallest of your devices. Cut out a piece that's the width of the inside of your bag PLUS 1" and the height you just determined. (In my case, this was 13" wide, plus 3" for the side flap, plus 1" {17" wide} x 5" high.)

Fold the second piece of fabric, the pocket fabric so that, when folded flat, the folded area is 1" shorter than your chosen devices. Cut this piece out - making it at least 5" longer than the backing piece. In my case, this was about 3" tall and 22" wide.

Cut one piece of interfacing the same size as the pocket piece. If you're using fusible web, iron it on to the wrong side of the pocket piece.

Place the interfacing on top of the folded pocket strip. Sew one of the short sides of the strip and the long side. Turn the pocket strip right side out and iron flat.
TinkyTonk3 years ago
cool
Sunbanks6 years ago
I know I have had to deal with purses without pockets. Everything was just jumbled up. I really need to try this