For this project I took a junk jean pocket, made another pocket from scraps, added them together, and turned it into a sewing "chatelaine." This is something you can hang around your neck and have much needed notions ready for the task at hand.
Here are the basic supplies you'll need:
- Two 8-inch squares of cotton print for front pocket.
- One 8-inch square of pre quilted fabric for back pocket.
- One old jean's pocket, cut with 1/2-inch additional seam allowance beyond the finished pocket for outer pocket.
- 3/8-inch grosgrain ribbon approximately 28-inches long.
- Optional narrow lace trim to add to pocket.
Note: If your pocket is larger than approximately 6-inches wide X 6-inches long, you'll need to cut larger squares for your front and back pockets.
Steps to make:
- Round off bottom corners on each of the 8-inch squares.
- Place cotton print pieces with right sides together and sew a small seam along the straight top edge. Turn to the right side and press.
- Hem or bind the quilted piece, making sure it measures the same size as the printed cotton piece.
- Turn under the raw edges of the denim pocket and center on the cotton print. Sew in place, adding lace trim if desired. Note: If you have a hard time sewing through the denim, use a permanent fabric glue to attach denim pocket piece.
- Sew additional pocket lines on the denim pocket to form narrow channels to hold small tools, or leave it as one large pocket, your choice! I sewed narrow pockets on mine but the thread color blends in so well you can't see it.
- Place front and back right sides together and sew a 1/2-inch seam along sides and bottom. Trim curves slightly, finish raw edges with zig zag or overcast, and turn right side out.
- Tuck 1-inch of each ribbon end between pocket layers at each side. Securely stitch ribbon in place to form a loop to hang around your neck. See example below: