***A quick tip before we start. I suggest using a woven fabric. I tried with a cotton spandex and it was too thick in spots.***
You will need:
- swivel hook-I like the ones attached to a split key ring or 1/2″ swivel clips
- for non directional fabric: 1 piece 7″w x 9.5″-10″h (you really can make them any height) plus interfacing
- for directional fabric: 2 pieces 7″w x 5″h plus interfacing
- 1 piece 2″ x 3″ NO INTERFACING
Start by ironing your interfacing on each piece.
*If you are using non directional fabric, hold tight for just a minute!
Take your two pieces of directional fabric and place right sides together. Make sure both pieces are facing the same direction and stitch the bottom only.
After you have sewn them together, fold it in half to find the center. Make a mark. Snip close to your seam but not through. Trim your seam allowance to reduce bulk.
Open the entire thing up. Press your seam down, pushing each side a different direction-this will allow you to nest your seam to reduce bulk.
*Directional or non directional fabric options continue here:
Tip: wash away hem tape helps so much!
Fold the top and bottom edges down about 1/4″ (this is where I use the hem tape).
Fold it in half to find the center. I marked it just so you can see, it’s not necessary! Open it up then fold each side in to meet the center crease you just made. Then fold in half to hide the raw edges.
***If you are doing directional fabric, this is where you want to nest your seam
Topstitch one short end…this will be the top of the pocket, so pick the pretty side! Set aside for a minute.
To make the tab for the top: 3″ is your length and finished width will be 1/2″. Fold the fabric the same way you did the main piece to hide the raw edges. ***You do not need to fold the ends over though because they will be hidden*** Topstitch the open side.
Loop this piece through your swivel clip and set aside for a minute.
Back to the main piece! Fold the end that you topstitched up, so that it is an inch(ish) from the top of the unsewn end. and clip in place. Now tuck the swivel clip into the top edge.
Start sewing at the bottom on the open side. Stitch all three sides, making sure to backstitch at the beginning/end but also at the top (both sides) of the pocket. Trim your threads and you are finished!!!
These little cuties are perfect for lip balms but also for your essential oil rollerballs!!!
I hope you love these and find this tutorial helpful! Please feel free to use this pattern for personal or small business use, but please keep in mind that this was a lot of trial and error…and wasted fabric! LOL I would appreciate if you would link your friends back to this tutorial. Thank you all!
Happy Sewing ~Christy~