All done! I actually finished the very last steps of setting up this pattern for sale at about 10:30 last night. Earlier in the day I thought it would be midnight before it was ready, so I was feeling pretty great about being slightly ahead of schedule.
Then during the very last step of testing the checkout, the pattern pieces were printing just a little too large and my printer was on its very last drops of ink. Of course, I had no spare ink cartridges in the house!
So this morning I was off to the store. Once I had a new ink supply the pattern printed correctly. I hadn't run into this type of problem before, so it was interesting to learn low ink can change the print size.
Now it is time to sew! You can order the pattern here.
These I've left intact, instead of trimming off--like the lining of the Pleated Wristlet. They add some structure to the overall shape and extra padding to the corners. You can trim the extra fabric away if you like, or trim it on just one layer (exterior or lining).
It is ok to use a thinner width VELCRO (1/2" or 5/8").
I used a really small eyelet (5/32") and narrow ribbon or cord. You can use larger eyelets with a thicker drawstring. Some of these I made with two eyelets right next to each other. That works well. I also used a shank button on a few as a drawstring pull.
If you haven't used eyelets before, some quick tips for installing them can be found here.
Once you put the lining down inside the exterior it is going to be a tight fit. What I do it put my thumb into each corner of the lining pouch and just really work it in there. Over time the lining will gradually start to fit better. If you are impatient with it settling in naturally, just stuff the pouch really, really full of scrap fabric and let it sit for a while.
Opening for Turning
It is right on the front. I tried several different orders to how the pieces went together, and this happened to be the easiest overall, and the most convenient for putting in the drawstring. If you sew the opening closed (like I almost always recommend) it is going to be really easy to close the front neatly.