It all started with a Valentine’s date with Mr. Poor… hmmm… I need a new bag, of course – how about a Red Roundabout?
Let’s add piping and a little bit of functionality. Since I am always writing lists, I decided my Roundabout needed a little outer slip pocket with piping (need easy access to my lists….)!!
If you want to make this little addition to the Roundabout, you will need:
• 8″ square scrap of your main and lining fabric
• 1/8″ diameter cording
• Zipper foot
Since the pocket is not included in the pattern, let me explain first how to cut the moon shaped pocket:
• Trace the circle template that comes with the pattern onto template plastic (Fig. 1).
• Cut 2 squares of pocket fabric. Press a centerline into the fabric as shown (Fig. 2).
• Trace the outer edge of the pocket using the template (Fig. 3).
• Move the template up 4-1/2″ along the centerline and trace the curve to meet the previous circle (Fig. 4).
• Cut (2) pockets (outer and lining) (Fig. 5).
So we are going to pipe our curved edge. We will need to figure out the length and width of our bias strip. Bias? Yes, we’ll need the bias to easily conquer the curve!
We will cut a width that easily wraps around the 1/8″ cording, a 1-1/4″ strip – this is from experience.
To determine the length of the strip and complete the pocket, follow along on this video:
I hope you liked the video – we will be posting more video on this project, including a zipper pocket on the other side of the bag and a no mark quilting hack.
Watch for our next blog post for this bag – I am just over the moon with this new bag!