I created this project for Lark Books to publish in their upcoming Pillowcase Challenge book...check it out!
Remote Control Organizer -- You can easily adapt this project into many other applications, how about using it as a baby diapering organizer in your nursery, or leaving off the ribbons and make lots of skinny pockets and you've created a paintbrush organizer - or crochet needle roll...Endless ideas overflow!
What you need:
2 yards ribbon
Removable fabric Marking pencil or pen
Heavy interfacing piece 12.5 by 10
Sewing machine & needle
Hand sewing needle
What you do:
1. Increase pattern 100% (or use indicated dimensions on diagram pieces)
2. Cut pieces according to diagram, marking where indicated with your washout pencil.
3. Hem the top edge of the pocket piece using a narrow hem.
4. Machine baste the pocket piece onto the front piece down the sides and bottom edges lining up the bottom edge where indicated by the two notches you marked with your fabric pen/pencil.
5. Cut the length of ribbon in half, leaving two one yard pieces. Fold them in half and place the folded edge flush with the raw edge of the front piece at the spot indicated on the pattern. (1 in from the side edges). Machine baste them in place.
6. Lay your pieces on your working surface in this order. On the bottom of your stack will be your piece of interfacing. Then place your front piece on top of it, right side up (pocket piece and ribbons already basted onto it at this point). Then place the back piece right side down on top of it. Stitch with your machine all the way around the edges of your project leaving the bottom edge open for turning.
7. Cut excess fabric off of all four corners off to reduce bulk when your project is turned right side out.
8. Turn your piece right side out. Push with a turning tool from the inside to create sharp corners. Then press with a warm iron.
9. Whipsitich the opening closed
10. Machine topstitch through all layers using a Ό inch seam allowance around the outside edges.
11. Sew with your machine along the markings to form the pockets. Make sure to backstitch at the ends for strength.