Now that there are all these amazing PDF patterns out there (shameless plug, I know), you're going to need a good way to store them and keep them organized. How about a simple, reusable pattern pouch.Here's what you'll need to make one:
- one piece of clear vinyl, 24 by 9.5 inches (I used 12 gauge)
- one package, 1/2 wide double fold bias tape, or make your own
- one piece of hook and loop tape, sew in or stick on
Measure 13 inches from one edge and fold the vinyl back. The top part should be 11 inches and the back should be 2 inches longer. The 2 inch excess will be the flap. Sew the bias tape across the top of 11 inch side of the vinyl.
Round the corners on the flap
At the center of the bias tape, sew or adhere a strip of hook and loop tape that's about 2 inches long and cut in half lengthwise.
Take the remaining bias tape and fold one raw edge to the inside to finish it off. Starting at the bottom of one side enclose the vinyl in the bias tape and sew all the way around.
When you get to the other side stop about an inch short of the other end and cut off the bias tape leaving about a 1 inch tail (sorry if this is confusing, I didn't realize until I put this together that I flipped it over from the previous picture).
Fold the raw bias tape edge in like before, and finish the seam.
Adhere or sew the other half of the hook and loop tape on the flap.
Not just for patterns either. Great for organizing school-work as well.
What will you put in yours?