So in the first post I talked about adding a little pincushion to the Boye Crochet Holder. Today I will talk about adding a pocket to the out side of the pincushion.
So this is what you will need
your crochet hook holder
pencils from singer that wash out easily
First you have to decide how big you want your pocket to be. I wanted mine to be huge so I made mine to be 12×12
You can see that I drew a blue line where I needed to cut the fabric. You dont have to draw the whole line, I did it because I don’t cut a straight line all that well.
I cut two squares of the colorful fabric you see and then two squares of some plain off white broadcloth to use as a liner.
Here they are pinned together.
I decided to pin the pieces together in a pocket shape figuring it would be faster. I don’t know if that is the correct way to make a bag/pocket but thats how I ended up doing. it.
Essentially I pinned 1/4 inch all the way around. The photo above is not the correct pinning. That was my first attempt at pinning the pocket all together.
This photo is a better example of what I did. turned the pocket inside out and pinned along three of the edges.
You can not see it but here I have sewn all three sides of the pocket and am ready to turn it right side out.
Since my pocket was so large I had to pleat it at the bottom so it would not hang over the side. I tried to make sure that it was centered. I did not get out the ruler and double check to make sure it was perfect. You can if you want to its all in how you want the finished product to look.
I stuck a pin in what looked like the middle to me and started making little pleats. Again I do not mind it not being perfect so I did not use a ruler to ensure equal pleats.
Here it is all done. My poor old pins are all bent up so they are not holding the pleats down really well but you get the idea.
I rolled down the open end and pinned it so that I could sew it later.
This is how it looks when the pocket is folded back exposing the pincushion. I will finish sewing this and post pictures of the finished product so stay tuned!