You will need:
- Embroidery Hoop
- Batting - at least 2'' larger than the hoop
- Fabric 1
- Pocket One Fabric
- (Optional) Pocket Two Fabric
- (Optional) Felt for the back
|Layout of organiser|
Step 1 - Hem the Pockets
Hem each pocket by folding down one edge 1/2'' then another 1/2'', to the wrong side. Press and sew in place.
|Fold and press 1/2'' and another 1/2''|
|Sew the hem in place|
On your table, place the Batting, Fabric 1 and Pocket One in order and with the right sides facing you. Rest the hoop on top, making sure the pocket is in the correct position. Place some tools along the pocket and pin in the gaps. Alternatively, leave out the tools, pin in the centre and about 2'' on either side of the centre.
|Position the hoop on top of the layers|
|Pin the gaps between the tools|
Remove the hoop and sew through all three layers at each pin, from the hem of the pocket to the edge. You may like to draw a straight line to follow. I winged it as I had a disagreement with my chalk recently and I'm still not talking to it. In my defense, it did mark my project and refuse to come out.
Step 3 - Add Pocket Two (Optional)
If you are adding a second pocket, place it into position about an inch or two below Pocket One. You may like to pin the layers to stop them shifting, though it's not entirely necessary.
|Check the positioning of Pocket Two|
Place the hoop on top, ensuring each layer of fabric is in the correct position. Trim around the edge, approximately 1'' from the hoop. You want enough overhang so that the fabric will easily fold to the back of the hoop.
|Look....you don't even have to be neat|
You don't necessarily need the felt back but I find it helps the hoop lie flat. Plus, it looks terribly professional.
Trace around the outside of the hoop on a piece of felt and cut it out.
|Trace around the hoop|
|Cut out the circle|
Step 5 - FinishPlace the organiser into the hoop. Be sure everything is even and firm before tightening the hoop.
Fold the overhanging fabric to the back of the hoop and glue in place. Alternatively, hand stitch a basting stitch on the overhanging fabric. Pull it gently to gather the fabric and neatly hide it at the back of the hoop.
Glue or hand stitch your felt circle to the back.
|Secure the felt to the back, with overhanging fabric hidden|
|Funky and Practical|
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