well I finally sat down to do a tute on this. Cyndiq I hope it makes sense but I know you will make it fabulous!!
OK here we go... if it does not make sense anyone please let me know this is the first time doing this. and it won't take long at all I can make them in about an hour each.
cut 2 ~~20 X 7 inch STIFF interfacing (no not plastic canvas)* see note below***
cut 2~~ 21 X 8 inch fabric in main color ( I used all one color)
cut 2~~ 29 X 16 inch fabric for pockets
cut 2 ~~ 21 inch pieces of elastic (I use 5/8 in wide)
you have this
2 of those
that is the main fabrics and the pockets fabrics and elastic.
put stiff interfacing to the backside of the 21 X 8 inch fabric like this... ( I use hem tape to secure it but you can sew it if you prefer.)
here is what you have and you can set it aside for now.
Now get you 2~~ 29 X 16 inch piece and fold in half long ways and iron flat like this....
Now depending on how wide your elastic is make a casting (sp) like this to feed the elastic thru. suppose my colors weren't the best to use for this.. sorry.
do this to both 29 X 16 inch pieces.... you will have 2 like this..
now when you feed your elastic thru when you get to the end piece and the fabric match up stitch to hold it in place like this...
finish feeding the elastic thru and stitch the elastic in place at the other end.....ok now you should have 2 like this...
really sorry I did not use 2 contrasting colors.
place one of the pocket pieces 3 3/4 inches from the top of the main piece like this.
Then pin in place where you want your pockets . I did six on one piece and seven on the other. like this.
sorry for the blurry shot there.
now stitch down the side and vertically to make the pocket sides.. it will now be like this.
here is what the back will look like right now...
make both your main pieces this way.
Now, here we go with more pins sorry I hate this part too...
you have 2 pieces that look the same basicly... pleat and pin the bottoms of your pockets....
should look like this.
sew across the bottom... now you have two piece of main that are pockets. like this.
take these 2 pieces and put them right sides together. stitch all the way around leaving a hole for turning. like this.
now you can turn it right side out and be sure you poke your corners into shape. close your hole and run a stitch across the top like this to help it keep shape while washing.
if you want you can run that stitch all the way around the edge really close to the edge if you like......
congrads you have done one!
now that you can see the size of mine you may want to shorten your main piece by a few inches if you prefer. be sure you show off your work!!
you can cut your pieces shorter becuase this makes for a tall purset like maybe a 20 X 6 or even 5 if you need it shorter... **********