Welcome all blog hoppers!! Today is my stop on the Girl Friday Sews blog hop brought to you by the wonderful, amazingly talented Heidi!
My project is a file folder organizer!
What you will need:
(1) 13.5"x 28" piece of fabric for the main panel
(1) 17"x 32" piece of fabric for the backing
(3) 13.5"x8.5" pieces of fabric for the outside of the pockets
(3) 13.5"x8.5" pieces of fabric for the lining of the pockets
(3) 13.5"x8.5" pieces of batting
(1) 17"x32" piece of batting
(3) 2.5"x4" of clear vinyl
(2) 2.5"x4.5" pieces of fabric for loops
(1) 100" of binding
1. Begin by preparing fabrics and cutting everything to the necessary measurements. Baste the backing, batting and main panel piece and quilt as desired. When finished, trim to 13.5"x27.5".
2. Next, we will prepare the pocket pieces. Layer pockets as shown, batting, front of pocket. then the pocket lining.
3. Sew a 1/4" inseam along the top edge.
4. Press lining away from the outside of the pocket.
5. Keep turning the lining toward the back and press along the seam.
6. Stitch along the top edge of the pocket. Once that is done stitch along the remaining three sides with a 1/8" seam. Complete the other two pockets as directed.
7. Now we will add the pieces of vinyl. Place a piece of vinyl in the center of one of the pockets. Stitch around the two short sides and the bottom, leaving the top open. Complete with the remaining two pockets.
8. Place the bottom of one pocket along the bottom of the main panel. Stitch a 1/4" seam along the bottom edge.
9. Next measure up 9" from the bottom of the main panel and mark a line across the panel. Wrong side facing up, place the bottom of one of the pockets along the line that was drawn. Stitch a 1/4" seam along the edge. Flip pocket up so you can see the right side of the fabric. Once you are able to see the right side of the pocket, stitch along bottom edge of the pocket.
10. Next measure up 18" from the bottom of the main panel and mark a line across the panel. Wrong side facing up, place the bottom of one of the pockets along the line that was drawn. Stitch a 1/4" seam along the edge. Flip pocket up so you can see the right side of the fabric. Once you are able to see the right side of the pocket. Stitch along bottom edge of the pocket.
11. Stitch along the right and left edges of the pockets to hold them in place.
12. Prepare the two loops. Fold and press the two 2.5"x4.5" pieces of fabric in half lengthwise. (These pics are from a previous project, I forgot to take pics of this part but the process is the same.)
13. Unfold and press the outsides to the center.
14. Fold in half again, and press.
15. Stitch along the open edge.
16. Fold ends down to create a point and press. Prepare the other loop in the same manner.
17. Attach loops to the top of the back of the main panel.
18. Finally, attach binding.
19. Label your pockets and use as desired! :)
If you haven't been able to check out the other posts along the blog hop you really should go check them out! Taryn shared a super cute tablet stand tutorial yesterday!
Mon., April 1 -- Heidi Staples @ Fabric Mutt
Tue., April 2 -- Kristy @ Quiet Play
Wed., April 3 -- Becca Bryan @ Bryan House Quilts
Thur., April 4 -- Amanda Woodruff @ A Crafty Fox
Fri., April 5 -- Lee Heinrich @ Freshly Pieced
Mon., April 8 -- Svetlana Sotak @ SOTAK Handmade
Tue., April 9 -- Beth @ Plum and June
Wed., April 10 -- Taryn @ From Pixels to Patchwork
Thur., April 11 -- Lori Hartman @ Lori H. Designs
Fri., April 12 -- Leanne @ She Can Quilt
Mon., April 15 -- Blog Hop Recap at Fabric Mutt
And now for the giveaway!
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