Now that the stitching is done on the front cover, let’s see how much room we have to stitch on the rest of the cover. I’m looking for any design space to add any other matching critters. I’m hoping there is a small space on the back.
First, let’s figure out this pencil pocket. Here is a piece I cut after folding it like the photos below.
Here is the idea behind that design. Doesn’t it look like a quiver!
That little pocket piece needs to be lined with a durable pellon so that it doesn’t fall apart too quickly. I found some Decor Bond at the Wal Mart and am using that. It’s a heavy fusible Pellon.
Now that the back pocket idea is ready, let’s see what else needs to be lined and reinforced.
The fold over flap needs some pellon. Again, I used the Decor Bond and fused it to the fold over flap with a hot iron.
Here is the insert flap pocket that the notebook will slide into. Both the pocket and the main cover already have Decor Bond fusible pellon backing. I ironed them on already, but that main cover really needs a covering other than just pellon.
How about a fun green polka dot to contrast the green with white polka dot?
Now to get all that to stick to each other! I used Stitch Witch to sandwich the stitched felt front cover, backed with Decor Bond, with the green polka dot felt.
Heated it all with a really hot iron (cotton setting) and here is the cover with a fun, bright, finished backing.
Now to line up the pockets again…
And fold the entire cover for the fitting…
Voila! That is the final construction layout.
This is the final back pocket area. Now to stitch down the pencil quiver and use the yellow felt area, over there to the right of the quiver, as a new design space. After stitching down the pencil quiver of course…
Off to find a cute design for that little space. 😉
Your life needs fun. Go ahead, have some fun!
Design pattern: Sublime Stitching, Monkey Love, by Jenny Hart
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