Hi, Blog hoppers! I am so late on this, but here is my addition to the Girl Friday Blog Hop. At my house, we are always misplacing the scissors. Always. And finding a pen can be a challenge. So I’ve come up with this pretty framed pocket pouch that can hang on your office wall and keep everything out of reach of little people.
First, we are going to gather our supplies 🙂 I have spray painted a tag sale frame that I found. I also had about 1/2 yard of Yarn dyed essex linen in black (you can find that here) and a few fat eighths from Modern Bliss.
Cut your prints (scraps would work) into strips that are at least 5-6″ long by about 1.5″ wide. Line up four strips (ignore my six, that made the arrow way too big!) on the 60 degree line on your cutting mat. Place pins where the strips start being sewn together.
Sew your strips together and press (I just pressed to the side) Place them back on your mat and line up the strips on the 60 degree line and trim.
Now, cut a 2.5″ strip from your yarn dyed linen. I recommend cutting it horizontally, not vertically, so that you can use large pieces later on. I ended up having to piece the base layer of my pockets. Subcut the 2.5″ strip into two 4.5″ pieces, and two 6.5″ pieces. Trim those four pieces against the 60 degree line on your mat.
Attach them to either side of your set of strips making sure the 4″ sides and the 6″ sides face the same direction.
Sew a 1″x12.5″ piece in between the two arrow segments so that it will look like an arrow shaft.
Fold the pocket in half and press a really crisp seam into the edge. Topstitch the edge in a coordinating thread.
Press a piece of interfacing to the WRONG side of the back half of the piece you are working with. Draw lines spaced between 3″ and 1.5″ apart based on what you need to store. I needed a space for scissors, pens and rotary cutters, so I have 3 spaces 3″ (scissors/rotary cutters) and 4 spaces that are 1.5″
Stitch on these lines, then fold down the arrow (top) of the pocket and stitch around the sides and bottom attaching the pocket to the back piece that you have cut and interfaced to 16.5″x12.5″
Press the whole shebang and insert it into your picture frame. Layer the cardboard that the frame came with on top of it.
Notch the corners and tuck everything in. Close your picture frame and voila! You are all done!
UPDATE: Giveaway closed! Winner announced on next post 🙂
If you would like a fat eighth of this gorgeous modern bliss line to come live with you, just leave me a comment letting me know what you are eating for dinner. The outlook here is pretty bleak and I am in need of inspiration!
Make sure you jump to all of the other fabulous tutorials! You can deck out your office by visiting the blogs below 🙂
Mon., April 1 — Heidi Staples @ Fabric Mutt
Tue., April 2 — Kristy @ Quiet Play
Wed., April 3 — Becca Bryan @ Bryan House Quilts
Thur., April 4 — Amanda Woodruff @ A Crafty Fox
Fri., April 5 — Lee Heinrich @ Freshly Pieced
Mon., April 8 — Svetlana Sotak @ SOTAK Handmade
Tue., April 9 — Beth @ Plum and June
Wed., April 10 — Taryn @ From Pixels to Patchwork
Thur., April 11 — Lori Hartman @ Lori H. Designs
Fri., April 12 — Leanne @ She Can Quilt
Mon., April 15 — Blog Hop Recap at Fabric Mutt