Step One: Preparing The Fabric
Apply the fusible interfacing to the lining (3 pieces) and the facing (2 pieces). Sew the soft sewable interfacing or fleece to the main fabric (2 pieces). Sew the thick sewable interfacing to the bottom (1 piece).
If you are using canvas as per the recommended fabric options, there is no need to use any interfacing or fleece. For your reference only, the following picture will show you the right side and the wrong side of the fabric I am using. Because it is batik, both sides are the same, so I have applied the thinnest fusible interfacing I have so you can differentiate the right and wrong sides more clearly. All other directions are on the pattern. Please follow closely.
Step Two: Making the Inner Pockets
Place the lining(main pattern piece) right side up. Place the pocket piece to which you have ironed a rectangle of fusible interfacing that is the same width of the pocket 10″ x 3 1/2″ in length centered on top of the lining and draw a rectangle 2″ from the top that is 7″ x 1/2″.
Draw a line in the middle of the pocket that stops 1/'4″ from the end. This line will be your cutting line.
Sew with a small stitch (I am using #2) all around the pocket. Please follow your drawing exactly. This will ensure you have perfect corners.
Cut the line in the middle stopping 1/4″ from the end. Cut to the corner without cutting the stitching line.
Pass the pocket piece through the cut you just made and iron. Place the zipper under this opening and pin the zipper. Make sure the zipper is centered. The zipper is larger than the opening and so will have to make sure the little handle is not underneath the lining. Stitch very close to the edge you need to adjust while sewing Change to a zipper foot and stitch very close to the edge. You can make two pockets or just one. Personally, I like pockets, so I am making one on each side.