This is similar to all the make up rolls and crayon rolls floating around out there in blog land. But, I wanted something to organize my purse. So, here is what I came up with…
Ok, First, choose your fabric. I chose a dark red and a red patterned fabric for the pockets. Decide how tall you want your roll. Mine is quite tall, about 6 1/2 inches on the finished project, so I can put a package of hand wipes in it. I cut a piece of my dark red background fabric 14″ tall and 18″ wide. Fold it in half, wrong side out, and iron the seam in.
Next, pin up your pocket fabric allowing an 1/4″ seam on the top. My pocket is 4 1/2″ when finished. Hem the top of the pocket fabric. Next, place the pocket fabric in between the layers of the background fabric (remember we folded it in half, put it in the middle of the sandwich). Line up the bottom of your pocket with the bottom of the background fabric. Stitch the three sides together, leaving enough of a gap to turn it right side out. Turn through the gap. Decide how wide you want your pockets. I laid out all the stuff I wanted to put in the pockets and marked the widths. Sew a straight stitch from the top of the pocket to the bottom.
Testing out the pockets… and they are good to go.
Now, to attach your ribbon. I had already previously sewed up the gap I turned my fabric through, but I didn’t tell you to do that yet for a reason. If you like the look of the tabbed ribbon, then by all means, sew that gap up. If not, make sure you sew it up with the ribbon tab in between the front and back of the roll inside the gap. Fold your ribbon in half and stitch it to one edge of your roll.
The gap I left to turn my fabric would have been in the wrong spot to attach my ribbon inside the roll. Take that into consideration when you stitch up the roll while it’s inside out. I did a little personalization on my ribbon tab. I just hand stitched, but it was a little special touch and made the tab look a little less awkward.
TA-DA!!! You’re DONE!