I just could not resist sewing up some “NCWs” for Christmas presents and I thought I would share my process so that you can get a closer look at this fantastic pattern by Janelle MacKay of Emmaline Bags. The pattern is available on the main shop site, right here!
First, lets talk fabric. This pattern requires two fat quarters, one for the inside, one for the outside, plus a half yard for the card pockets. You could use a couple of fat quarters or even some large co-ordinating scraps or fat eighths for mismatched pockets. I went for these three combos:
My first modification was to eliminate the applique edging to the flap. I cut a piece off the template with the marker for the fastener and stuck it to the main flap piece.
If you’re using directional fabric, like my apples, then you might want to fold your pattern in half lengthways and cut out two pieces in the same orientation, plus a 1/4″ seam allowance along the folded edge.
Sew the two pieces together along this edge and press the seams open.
Cut out all the pieces according to the pattern and fuse the stabilisers. We’ll sew it together in the next NCW post! I’m off to buy some more woven interfacing!