I signed up to take a quilting class and I really don’t want to drag around my big sewing box with me. I made on of these in the first sewing class I ever took in middle school. Years ago… So I decided to make another to take to my classes with me. Its a super easy fast project. Enjoy!
3 pieces of fabric cut to 16″x10″ (these can be the same or different)
1 piece of fusible fleece cut 16″x10″
2 pieces of fabric cut to 3″x 18″
2 pieces of fabric cut to 2″x 10″
fabric marker or tailors chalk
rotary cutter and matt (optional)
After you have cut out all your fabric pieces iron the fusible fleece to the inside piece.
Fold your pocket piece in half lengthwise and press to create a crease at the top.
Lay the pocket on top of the inside piece so that raw edges are touching.
Pin in place.
Next we will mark the lines for our pockets. I did my pockets the following measurements but you could do yours how ever big or small you want them. starting on the left I measured 4″ from the side and marked. Then I made 5 pockets at an inch and a half each. My last pocket is 4 1/2″.
Time to start sewing. Starting with the middle mark sew a straight line along your marking. Make sure you back stitch at the top and bottom! As you can see I added some more pins to make sure the pocket wasn’t going anywhere.
Trim all your threads on the front, back and bottom.
Take your small pieces that are 10″x2″ and press them in half lengthwise.
On the short end turn about 1/4″ and press.
Open the lengthwise and fold in each lengthwise edge to middle and press.
Then fold in half lengthwise and press again.
Then sew down the middle. I chose to do a decorative stitch but a straight stitch would work too.
Repeat with the long strips.
Take small straps and fold in half lengthwise marking the middle with a pin. Place the first strap an inch an half above the middle of your biggest pocket.
Place your second strap above your middle pocket. I put mine about 1″ above it.
Sew them in place. I went back and forth about 3-4 times. Trim thread.
Take your 2 longs straps and sew them together at the top.
Pin the long strap just above your pocket on one side.
Place your back on top, right sides together. Make sure all of your straps are inside and pin together. Mark an area to keep as your opening.
Sew together with 1/4″ inseam. I left a 3″ opening at the bottom.
Remove pins and trim corners.
Turn it through your bottom opening.
Sew opening closed. I did a top stitch across the bottom to hide the closure.
Put your tools in and…..
Roll it up!!!