I posted this on craftster (best crafty website ever) and had some requests to do a tutorial. It might be long winded .... ha! If you have any questions the original thread is here. Ask away!
~outer fabric 5x11 and interfacing 4x10
I draw my pattern right on the interfacing the sizes above for the fabric have a 1/2" seam allowance
Fold your pockets in half length wise (right sides out)and PRESS
Stitch as close to the folded edge as you like to "finish" the edge and set aside till later.
The hardest part? The zipper, so lets get that done!
position your pocket 1 where you want the top of it to be and pin to the right side of your inner fabric (again I drew all this on my interfacing) You do not have to stitch this down unless you want to do a basting stitch on the seam allowance to hold it better than pins. I forgot to take a pic of this but you can see it in the one of all the pockets a little farther down.
position pocket 2 (this is the back/top pocket in the center section) the same way but you will be sewing this one. Figure how deep you want the pocket to be and sew the BOTTOM all the way across to your inner fabric. Trim excess.For the 3rd pocket you need to figure out where you want the top to be, and fold up the bottom to how deep you want it. Sew this along the bottom but with the pocket going the wrong way. trim excess ( I like to zig zag stitch the extra down)
now fold your pocket up the right way and PRESS! Pin in place or you can baste stitch up the sides of your pockets now in the seam allowance.
All your pockets are now in placeSew your closure flap by folding right sides together and sewing 3 sides. flip and press.
Mark where you want your closure device to go. Again I marked it on the interfacing. attach one part of device to outer fabric now. Your device should be in the middle section of the wallet.
line up your inner and outer fabric RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER and pin into place.
IF you chose to use the pocket lining pin it WRONG SIDE UP over the zipper on the inner fabric.
Sew up three sided leaving the top (by the zipper open for flipping and adding the flap)
*HINT* You can sew right along the interfacing. The dimensions I gave you for it are the end measurements for the wallet.
Turn right side out and PRESS THAT SUCKER GOOD!
Fold your wallet and press the folds,
stitch across your folds, you need this most between the zipper and middle section to keep your things up top instead of falling to the bottom of the wallet. Take your top part and fold in and PRESS . Take your closure flap and place it in the top part and mark where your other part of your closure is going to go. Attach your closure and pin flap into place.
Starting in the corner stitch as close to the edge as you can around ALL sides backstitching at the corners and again where you started stitching.
BREATH again and enjoy your craftiness!!!
I hope this was easy enough to understand. If not just ask and I'll do my best to explain.
How did I do??