a new stationery kit

I sewed a super cute stationery kit,
perfect to carry a few cards
and write outside.


While it is a simple design, I added some details with a layered applique tag.
It complements nicely the Tilda Cottage fabric,
that I used previously to make a jewelry bag:

(same print but in red!)

For the inside, I used more of the blue print collection:


with large pockets to store note cards, stamps....
I made a few simple cards with some pretty scrapbooking paper,
it is fun to play with paper too, even if fabric is my favorite media!

Sewing this kit was quite easy,
I cut 2 identical rectangles from inside and outside print,
I ironed on fusible fleece to the outside print
and appliqued the tag.
Then I cut a piece of fabric for the pocket,
same width as the other rectangles
but twice the height of my desired pocket.
I folded it in half and topstitched at the fold.

Then I stitched it to the outside print
(the opposite of where you want it in the end!)
on all the sides, so totally stitched to the front!



Then I put the inside rectangle on top with right side facing each other,
and stitched all around except for a few inches,
this opening needs to be at the bottom of the pocket.
Then I turned everything right side out through the opening
 at the bottom of the pocket.
I pressed everything nicely
and hand stitched the bottom,
but it does not need to be done perfectly....


because, when the pocket is flipped to the inside,
it hids that seam!
Just like magic!
I love that trick, so much neater.


Then I topstitched all around and in the middle
to finish making it a little booklet!



Happy sewing!


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