FABRIC A (inches)
1- 9x18 outside cover
2- 6x8 Elastic pocket (mine was 6x6...to small)
4- 4 1/4 x 5 flap
1- 9x18 inside main
2- 5 3/4 x 8 pocket flap
3- 6x2 notebook flap
4- 4 1/4 x 5 flap
IRON ALL PIECES
Use piece #4 from each fabric, sew right sides together on 2 sides, then turn right side out & iron unsewn edge in to make seam then top stitch. Set aside - this will be flap for pocket on right side.
Use piece #2 fabric A & sew a 1 inch pocket for elastic on the 6 inch side
Insert 6 inch piece of elastic into this pocket & fold right end over 1/4 inch & stitch all the way down length of side.
Use piece # 3 fabric B...fold in half, iron & fold 1/4 inch ends in for finished edges & iron
Use piece #2 Fabric B...on one 8 inch side, fold over 1/4 inch, iron for finished edge
Now to pin it all together...
Piece #2 (fabric B) pin on right side of Piece #1 (Fabric B) matching bottom & right edges. Piece #4 flap goes to top center of Piece #2
Piece #3 (fabric B) goes in the center on the bottom. You will also pin in 2 pieces of 6 inch elastic in the center (not pictured) to hold a notebook in. Pin end of elastic under pockets on each side.
Elastic pocket piece #2 (fabric A) goes on left side matching left side & bottom..this one is a little trick because it has elastic at the top...you will have extra fabric on the bottom to work with...fold & pin it as evenly as possible at the bottom...should measure to 6 inches.
Now....using this inside panel & outside panel (piece #1 fabric A)...you are going to sew them together...I used 2 pieces of stabilizer interfacing & one piece of 1/4 quilt batting in between. Line them up & pin. Sew along fold lines....this is an 18 inch piece so my fold lines were @ 6 inches & 12 inches...these fold lines will attach all the above pinned pieces together also.
Then pin biased tape or ribbon along all of the outside edge & sew it completely around to finish. I did use my embroidery machine on the from & stitch each kids name on (first step - before sewing together all pieces).
Attach about 10 inch piece of ribbon to left side & one in the middle edge (when folded) these will tie the organizer closed!
There you have it! Hope no one is too terribly confused!