- double sided fusible fabric (the thickest you can find, mine is about 1/8th of an inch)
- Pretty fabric to fuse with
- needle and tread or sewing machine (I am hand sewing, because I don't have a machine...(Scratch that! I got a machine on freecycle half way through! I love it!))
- card stock to make the "pattern" with (You can use a cereal box or a manila folder.)
- magnetic snaps. or some other method to close it.
- iron (I iron all the hems down then sew because I find that easier.)
- Make the pattern first and then get the fabric so you get enough.
- Get a few inches too much fabric so you can trim the sides and hem. (or it can unravel a little if it needs to be washed)
- Read the directions on your fusible fabric, some want the pretty fabric washed, others do not, so do whatever those directions say. (If it says to wash, remember to iron the fabric before fusing!)
- Make your pattern. I wanted a 7 by 3.5 rectangle but you can make it larger or smaller based on your purse or what you are carrying. you need a 3/4th to an inch for the top and bottom.
- Cut out the fusible fabric.
- Iron your pretty fabric.
- Fuse them. (If you want to you can make the fold over flap have a pretty edge before you do this.) Remember to give fold over space.
- After fusing, trim the interior of the pocket.
- Fold over and hem.
- Make pattern for interior. I intend to only need to open this about 90 degrees so I made the pattern with that angle. I made mine 5 inches.
- Cut interior pieces and hem them.
- Fold the 1/4 circle piece in half and then half again. Make with some washable fabric pen or a pencil.
- Sew the rectangle pieces to the half circle pieces like so.
- (If you are going to use a magnetic snap this is the time to put it in....)
- Sew the interior part to the outside part.
- All done! How cool is that! (I put money in this one for the picture, mostly because my two year old destroyed all the coupons while I made this over 3 days and I have a bunch of ones in my house...)
Money carrier, note cards/flashcards, credit cards, pictures, business cards, business papers, and homework just to name a few. Of course you can make them bigger or smaller mattering on what you need.