I made it at Techshop!
TechShop Pittsburgh: http://www.techshop.ws/pittsburgh.html
TechShop Homepage: http://www.techshop.ws
Step 1: Gather Up All of Your Materials
- Thread (not pictured, but I used white)
- Ribbon or something else to tie the whole thing together
- Standard sewing machine (I used the one at TechShop!)
- Water soluble pencil (or chalk) - anything that you can use to mark the fabric
- Optional: iron/ironing board (This makes creating hems easier, especially if you want tiny allowances.)
Step 2: Hem the Sides of the Inside Pockets
Straight stitch the lateral sides (don't sew over the pins).
Do the same with the other two sides.
Repeat with the second 5"x7" piece.
Step 3: Sew on Your Pockets
Pin the soon-to-be-pocket in place and straight stitch around the three sides (remember that you want one to be open for a pocket). In place, it is relatively easy to straight stitch the "pockets on the pockets" - the little compartments for the specific items. When you are marking how large or small these will be, be sure to account for the depth of the pocket, too.
Repeat with the other pocket(s). I chose to forego the compartments for this one so that it could be a catchall type pocket.
Step 4: Sew the Large Piece and Add a Tie Mechanism
On the fourth side (the one where you will leave a hole to flip it inside out), iron down a 1/2" of the fabric. Repeat with the piece that touches it. Pin these two ironed pieces together to make the fourth side, leaving a hole big enough to reach in with your hand.
Straight stitch all around except for this hole.
Step 5: Close Up the Resulting Hole and Enjoy What You Made!
Straight stitch close to the edge for the entire length of the hole. This will make the stitches less noticeable.
Ta-da! You can now use your finished product.