The children involved in this project ranged from ages 8 - 12 and while the instructable may contain information that many of us who sew already know it is there for the benefit of children who may want to try this project for their folks and grandparents or just a lonely friend in need of a visit.
This makes a great Birthday, Christmas or 'I just wanted to say I love you' gift that is both functional and handy for anyone and is only limited by the imagination.
While this instructable contains a lot of steps it has no complicated steps. It teaches how to follow a line on the machine plate, how to follow a creased line with the needle, how to make your own bias tape, turning a good corner, how to use an iron, how to use interfacing and working with various types and thicknesses of fabric
Step 1: Materials and Equipment
1 piece of fabric cut 10 X 13 inches
1 piece of alternate pattern or plain fabric cut 6 X 13 inches
1 piece of Felt cut 24 X 13 inches
Coordinating Thread to match all three fabrics
Iron and Ironing Board
Rotary Mat and cutter
Optional Materials depending on your level of skill and how sturdy or decorative you want your project to be:
*70 inches of patterned Fabric above cut into 2 inch strips (you may need to cut several pieces) to add a decorative border and help keep the projects shape.
*2 pieces of felt to line pockets for protecting things like eyeglasses from getting scratched)
*2 pieces of light weight, iron on fusible interfacing cut to match Felt pocket linings, to prevent bunching between fabric and felt..
*2 pieces of Stitch Witchery cut 13 inches long to make upper edges of the pockets more sturdy.
- Decorative buttons ribbons and trims, etc.