If you need a quick, easy, and practical project, how about a wall pocket? I am glad to share with you this
Fabric Wall Pocket Tutorial
While you can use simple quilted panels for the pocket, you can add a special touch to the front panel, by piecing a few blocks – be as creative as you want!
I chose four of these blocks- made with this pattern…
and the pocket was ready for hanging in about one hour.
You can sew pockets in any size you want – I will show you what measurements you have to change in order to make other sizes.
For this pocket that measures 7” x 10”, you need:
- a 7” x 7” quilted piece for the front panel; piece blocks as desired then fuse your piece to a piece of fusible fleece or foam or batting; do not add backing; quilt as desired then trim the piece to 7” x 7”.
- a 7” x 8” piece of fabric for the lining of the front piece (1” longer than the front panel)
- a quilted panel measuring 7” x 10” for the back panel of the pocket (same width as the front panel, 3” longer than the front panel).
Layer fabric+batting (foam)+backing (8” x 11” pieces), quilt as desired then trim the piece to 7” x 10”.
- a strip 2” x 8” for the strap; fold it in four as shown below then topstitch along the long edges.
You also need a strips 2 1/2” x 38” for binding.
Place the lining over the front panel, right sides together, aligning the top edges.
Sew at 3/8” from the top edges.
Turn the lining to the back…
Keep all the edges aligned (use pins or clips); topstitch close to the top seam- see the yellow marking line; stitch close to the other three edges (use a basting stitch) to keep the pieces together.
If the lining is still longer than the front piece, trim the excess.
Mark the center of the back panel on the top edge of the panel; stitch the strap as shown below, at 1/8” from the edge.
Place the front panel (right side up) over the back panel (right side up) as shown below. Align the bottom edges of the pieces; stitch at 1/8” from the edges (see the green marking lines).
Bind the pieces- sew at 1/4” from the edges.
This is so cute!
Right now it is hanging on the wall, in front of me, keeping safe some of the notebooks I never find when I need!
Will you give this project a try? I hope you find the instructions easy to follow.
In case you haven’t seen my latest TEXTURED BLISS patterns yet, here are a few projects made with these patterns.
Fabric folding paired with fussy cutting-endless possibilities for cute projects.
More about the TEXTURED BLISS patterns here.
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