Inserting a pocket into the lining of a bag

 You can make a simple pocket to put on the lining of your

Bag /tote as large or small as you like and it will vary depending

on the size of your bag/tote.

blog   Cut 2 rectangles of fabric 1 inch larger (widthways and lengthways) than the dimensions you wish your finished pocket to be. blog 1   Cut 1 iron on interfacing 1 inch larger (widthways and lengthways) than the dimensions you wish your finished pocket to be. blog 3   STEP 1.   Iron the interfacing to the back of one fabric piece. blog 4     STEP 2.   Pin the fabric pieces right sides together and stitch around all four sides leaving a small 7.5cm (3”) section on one long side open for turning. [gallery ids="490,488" type="rectangular"]   STEP 3. Trim the seams to ¼“ and clip the corners and turn right side out. [gallery ids="489,487" type="rectangular"] STEP 4. Iron the pocket taking care to turn in and iron the seam allowance of the opening as well. This will be stitched closed when the pocket is attached to the lining in step # 8 blog 7 Now it is time to mark any divisions in the pocket. STEP 5. Use tailor’s chalk or a water soluble pen to mark the dividing lines. blog 8 We have used 2 lines, one in the centre and another one inch from the first mark. This will make 2 sections and a slot for a pen. blog 9   ATTACHING POCKET TO THE LINING STEP 6. When pinning the pocket onto the lining, position it so that the open section (left open for turning earlier) is the bottom of pocket. Line up the centre of the pocket up with the centre of the lining about 2- 2.5 inches down from the top raw edge of the lining. blog 11 blog 10 STEP 7. Pin in place. blog 12 STEP 8. Stitch along sides and bottom and along marked lines. blog 14 STEP 9. Repeat stitching to reinforce the pocket.   You are now ready to sew the sides of your lining together and proceed with the individual Sweet Pea bag/tote instructions. blog 15 blog 17                             The Monkey diaper bag is available on the website blog 16  
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