Are you tired of slip pockets? Try something different…add a gathered pocket!
These pockets are especially great for diaper and gym bags. They make excellent bottle holders! Make them a bit tighter and they can secure smaller items like keys and cell phones without the hassle of a zipper. The best part – they are pretty easy to make!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
2 pieces of fabric
1 piece of interfacing
1 piece of 1/2″ elastic
Get the full tutorial after the jump…
STEP 2: Create Pocket
STEP 3: Create the Gather
OPTION: If you are placing this pocket in the center of a lining you will want to turn the pocket inside out and hem up the bottom seam then turn right side out and press. (sorry, I don’t have a picture of this). Leave the sides open – you will tuck those under when attaching to the bag lining.
If you are placing the pocket so it comes up from the bottom of the purse, the raw edges will be concealed in side the seam, so you don’t need to do this.
STEP 4: Attach Pocket to Bag Lining
Place the pocket where you want it on your lining. Pin in place, securing the folded raw edges under. You will want to keep the left and right sides straight.