AbbreviationsList of Abbreviations
Matters of GaugeGauge Does Matter The Importance of Checking Errata and the Power of Gauge
Some Basics & Specifics on FeltingBasic Blocking and Felting Blocking & Felting Tube Baguettes Finishing Tube Baguettes Felting the Lattice Bag and Other Fair Isle Bags
Purses with FramesFraming Lipstick and Change (As Well as Other Tiny Bags) Sewing Purses into a Frame Using Beads as Anchors
Decorating BagsHand-Beading on Bags Cabochons as Ornaments on Bags
ClosuresZippers 101: Cutting Down a Zipper to Fit Zippers 102: Putting Zippers in Bag and Pillow Openings Turnlocks 101: Applying Turnlocks to Bag Flaps
Attending to the Bottom of the BagBag Feet and Stiffener
Lining AdviceHandles 101 Pockets 102 Lining a Rectangular Bag Lining a Triangular Bag
Pockets Made Easy
By Nora J. Bellows
First, cut out the fabric for your pocket. Don't forget to add 1/2 in seam allowance on all sides, Figure 1.
Now, fold in half and pin the edges. The "wrong" side of the fabric should be facing out, Figure 2.
Using a sewing machine (or by hand), sew the three edges together, Figure 3, while leaving a gap in one of the short sides, Figure 4.
Trim the edges to within about 1/4 in of the seams. Leave more material around the gap, Figure 5.
Now comes the tricky part... Turn the pocket inside-out by forcing it through the gap so that the "right" side of the fabric now faces out, Figure 6.
Stick a point turner, Figure 7, inside the pocket through the gap and use it to force the corners square, Figure 8. A blunt-nosed knitting needle can also work, but the turner is better. The finished piece is shown in Figure 9.
Press, then pin, Figure 10, and sew, Figure 11, the pocket to your lining.
That's it -- a beautiful, functional pocket for your bag.