Pocket Sized Pocket

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Introduction: Pocket Sized Pocket

the perfect use for small bits of fabric, like the quilting bits gifted from my aunt to me. A tiny pocket where you need one can hold tiny things, such as mints, pins, pills, clips or anything else that is small.

Supplies

  • a little bit of fabric
  • thread
  • paper+pencil and ruler
  • needle/sewing machine
  • pins
  • snaps

Step 1: Step 1: Drafting the Pattern

I started with a rectangle, where the width was 2.5" and the length was 6". It does not really matter how wide it is, or how tall, but the key things to remember are that height of the pocket will be a little over a third of the height of the rectangle. fold the rectangle into thirds height wise. Mark these thirds, and make a 3/8 of an inch cut into each side. then cut a curve into the top of this flap. I know how confusing this sounds, so refer to the photos. It will take some piecing and puzzling, but should look something like this.

Step 2: Step 2: Cutting Out the Pieces

you will need to cut out the same piece 2 times. One side will be the lining and one will be the exterior, so you can chose complimentary fabrics. cut them out with 1/4 of an inch seam allowance.

Step 3: Step 3: Stitching the Pieces

place them right sides together, pin them, and stitch beginning towards the bottom of one of the long sides, as this will be the easiest to hide once flipped. you can do this by hand or machine, just make sure that it is secure. go all the way around within 1/4 of an inch of the edge, and leave about 1.5" gap to pull it through.

Step 4: Step 4: Flipping It Inside Out

pull the fabric out through the hole, flipping it inside out, smooth the corners out and then iron the whole thing flat.

Step 5: Step 5: Sewing the Sides

fold it up to make an envelope like contraption, however keep the outside layer inside. Fold it so that the edges that stick out are aligned. Stitch the two sides 1/4 of an inch in,and flip the whole thing inside out.

Step 6: Step 6: Sewing the Closures

I used little snap closures, first stitching one half to the flap, then penciling where it hit on the base of the bag. you could also use a button, or a frog closure, just be sure to only stitch the lining and not the outside layer.

Step 7: Complete!

now it is done! put whatever you like inside it!

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    2 Comments

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    gralan
    gralan

    1 year ago

    Thank you so much for this easy to understand instructable, with such clear instructions and photos.
    I love pocket watches and this seems a great way to carry them, since watch fobs are not often best. Also, watch fobs don't protect the watch from scratches. I'm also thinking it would be a good way to move about with data storage chips and such, adding a layer of foil in between the two cloth layers.
    Thanks again.

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    cgoodcreate
    cgoodcreate

    Reply 1 year ago

    thank you so much! it is so nice to hear about different ways people can use the same project! using foil seems like a very good idea, but you may want to cover the edges in tape or use a thick fabric to keep them from poking out. Happy sewing, and I hope this project turns out well!