Pocket Organizer With Zipper
For a perfect place to store small sewing tools or supplies, create this Pocket Organizer with Zipper from Coats and Clark. It's not only an easy sewing project, it's a handy accessory to have on hand. Make several to give away as gifts! This DIY bag can be rolled up to fit in your purse or luggage for a trip. You could even add a strap to it for a small bag to hold only your necessities like your keys, cash, lipstick, hand lotion, and anything else that's small.
- Coats Fashion Zipper, 7” Closed
- End, F24A
- Dual Duty XP general purpose
- Solid Fabric- fat quarter
- Print Fabric- fat quarter
- Cut 3 rectangles from the print
- fabric in these sizes:
- 2 ½” x 8”- top front
- 7 ½” x 8”- lower front
- 10” x 8”- back
From the solid fabric cut:
- 7 ½” x 8” pocket
- Press ¼” to the wrong side on one of the long sides of the pocket piece. Fold 1” to the wrong side. Press in place. Topstitch pocket 1” from top folded edge.
- Draw a line with chalk down the middle of the pocket.
- Place pocket right side up on the front lower piece of the fabric, aligning raw edges. Pin in place.
- Machine-baste around the pocket ¼” from the edge of the fabric. Return machine to a normal stitch length. Stitch the marked line on the pocket, backstitching and the beginning and end of line.
- Press 1/2” to wrong side on one of the long sides of the top front and the long edge opposite the pocket on the lower front piece.
- Place the folded edge of the top piece beside the zipper, ¼” from the zipper teeth. Pin. Using the zipper foot, stitch along the folded edge. Repeat for the other side of the zipper with the lower front.
- Unzip the zipper several inches. Pin the front and back wrong sides together. Stitch around all four sides using a ½ seam allowance. Clip corners diagonally.
- Turn to the right side through the zipper opening. Press.
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