Gather materials and cut out into the shapes above.
Fold the 2x5" rectangle in half lengthwise with right sides together. Press. Sew 1/4" seam along open side. Backstitch at each end.
Use a loop turner or other method to turn the rectangle right side out.
Press after flipping with the seam running along the side. There should not be a crease.
Stitch 1/4" along the flat edge of the half circle. This is a guideline stitch.
Press under 1/4" the flat edge of the half circle to the wrong side. Use the stitch line as a guide. The stitching should be along the crease when pressed.
Fold over the same side (the flat side) 1/4" again to create a double turn. There will no longer be raw edges showing along the top of the pocket piece.
Topstitch, close to the bottom fold. This will secure the "flap" and hold the double turned hem in place.
This is what the "wrong side" of the finished pocket looks like.
Attach interfacing to the wrong side of the main piece. To construct the holder: Lay the outside "main piece" face down. Next, lay the rectangular closure on top on the bottom 1/2 of the main piece.
Adjust the location of the rectangle (shift down), and place the pocket 1/2 circle "wrong side up" on top of the closure rectangle. The edge of the rectangle and top of the pocket should be parallel.
Lay the liner piece right side down on top of the packet piece.
Pin all the way around, marking the spot for the opening using double pins. The opening should be on the straightest side possible. The space between the double pins will not be sewn.
Pin all the way around, marking the spot for the opening using double pins. The opening should be on the straightest side possible. **see fingers
Sew 1/4" seam all the way around-except for the space that will remain open when turning right side out. Backstitch at each end.
Complete a practice clipping and notching exercise.
Clip the inner curves. And notch the outer curves. Careful not to cut through the stitching! If you do, repair before flipping right side out.
Turn right side out. Fold the opening in so no raw edges show. Press.
Topstitch 1/8" from the edge almost all the way around. Do not sew over the closure rectangle. Backstitch at all starts and stops.
Finished. Zoom in to see the top stitching up close.
- 5x7" Scrap Fabric main
- 5x7" Scrap Fabric liner
- 5x5" Scrap Fabric poket
- 2x5" Scrap, closure
- Pattern Pieces
- 5x7 piece of interfacing