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|Half a yard of each fabric. 1 yard of ribbon, which you’ll cut to desired length at end. A few inches of sew-on Velcro.|
|Cut the following rectangles:
Main piece – 16.5″x16.5″ (cut 2 from main fabric)
Big pocket (same size as “big flap” below, if you’re making a pattern piece you only need one) – 10.5″x16.5″ (cut 2 from secondary fabric)
Small pocket – 6.5″x16.5″ (cut 2 from main fabric [if you don’t have enough main fabric, you can back it with the secondary fabric])
Small flap (pocket) – 3″x5.5″ (cut 2 from main fabric)
Big flap (to hold needles in) – 10.5″x16.5″ (cut 2 from main fabric)
D-ring strap – 3.5″x4.5″ (cut 1 of either fabric)
1/2 inch seam allowances
|For each of the pockets, place fabrics right-sides together and sew along the top.
|Turn right-side out and press. Then top-stitch along top seam.|
|Baste the two pockets together along the sides and bottom.|
|Here, I’ve sewn my D-ring tab and my ribbon piece to the right side of my knitting needle case, with each pointing toward the center for now.
Now, I’m going to move on to the big flap that holds the needles in. Without it, they will slide right out from the top. I seem to be missing pics of this step. What you do is place the two flap pieces right-sides together and sew around three sides, being mindful of the direction of the print. Turn, press and top-stitch.
Placing raw edges of the flap with the top of the piece shown at left, baste the flap in place along the top.
|Place your other main piece on top of all this stuff and sew all the way around, leaving a turning hole. I left mine on the top. This is one of those things that sews most evenly with a walking foot. I just did a mini-tute here on using a walking foot. Be careful as you sew not to catch the pocket flap or the big flap in the seam as you go around. Sometimes they can sneak over and get in the way.|
|Turn through the hole and press. Close up the hole by turning in the seam allowance and pressing. Then stitch across the entire top where that hole is, close to the edge.|