This case has been made to comfortably fit A4-sized notebooks, an A5 notebook and a few pencils.
Find the center of the piece and stitch 0.25″ to the right and left of the center line (see the yellow lines).If you want you can add a monogram.I used Wonder Under to fuse the monogram to the quilted piece.Applique the monogram.
Cut two pieces (9.5″x15″) from two fabrics; fuse medium weight interfacing to one of the piece.Make the ruffle
Cut a strip 3″x30″ from an accent fabric.
Fold and press the strip in half lengthwise with the wrong side inside.
Set your machine to the longest available straight stitch (mine is 6).
Run a stitch 1/8” away from the raw edges. Do not backstitch and leave the thread ends long.
To gather the ruffle, you’ll need to pull on the bobbin thread. Do not tug the thread too hard, or it might break.
Lay the back piece of the pocket on top of the front piece+ruffle and pin into place. Make sure that the right sides are facing each other.
Stitch the long edges using 0.25″seam allowances.
Lay the pocket over the quilted piece. Align the bottom edge of the pocket with the left center seam. Topstitch close to the edges.
Your piece should look in this way:
Prepare the heart shape
Download the template
Fold a piece a fabric with right sides together. Trace the template. Stitch and cut out the shape leaving small seam allowances. Cut a slit into one of the piece of fabric and turn the piece right side out. Press well.
Stitch the pockets close to the edges (see the black lines in the photo below).
Make slots for pencils
Draw lines about 1.25″ apart (see the yellow lines below). Topstitch over these lines. Backstitch each stitching line to reinforce it.
Applique the heart shape.
Prepare the handles
Cut two strips (3″X 12″) of fabric.
Fold and press the strips in half lengthwise with the wrong side inside.
Open and press long edges to center. Fold again in half and press.
Topstitch along the edges.
Stitch the handles in place.
I love yo-yos and buttons… I use them whenever I can…
My gifts for a special little girl are ready to be shipped ! I hope she will enjoy these “Pockets with Love” too !