How to Make a Fabric Wall Pocket

How to Make a Fabric wall pocketI wanted something to spruce up my walls and a bit of color.  I love a lot of color in my home and decided this was the perfect way to go about adding some without breaking the bank.  This fabric wall pocket was just ideal.  I created the pattern and decided to use a natural linen look fabric and some Pellon 808 for structure.  In addition, I got out the watercolors and added some watercolor hearts to really get the color going. The beauty of using the watercolors is you can decorate it anyway you like with endless color choices. I completed my fabric wall pocket by adding some Dollar Tree silk flowers to round it all out. This was a very inexpensive home decor project that anyone with basic sewing skills can make. If you are interested in more pocket patterns check out my door organizer.  

I purchased my linen look fabric and the Pellon 808 at JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores and the flowers at Dollar Tree but you could go to Hobby Lobby or Michaels to get what you need for this project.  This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra coast to you.  As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  pouch

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For this pattern use 1/4″ seam allowance throughout.  

What you will Need: How to make a fabric wall pocket 

Step 1: Cut out your fabrics

Cut two of each pattern piece from the linen look fabric. Make sure to cut Piece A on the fold.  Cut one each of the Pellon 808 interfacing for pieces A & B. In addition, cut 1 piece C from the Peltex making sure that it is 1/4″ smaller than the pattern piece. Peltex is a very stiff interfacing and you do not want to get it caught in the seam.  Finally, cut a 3″ x 2″ piece of linen look fabric for the hanger.

Cut your fabrics and interfacing

Step 2: Fuse the interfacing

Following the manufacturer’s instructions, fuse the 808 interfacing to the wrong side of one of the A and B pieces of your wall pocket.  Fuse the Peltex to the C piece of your wall pocket making sure that it is centered on the piece. 

Fuse the interfacing

Step 3: Paint your Pocket Piece

Take piece B and paint whatever design you like.  I chose to paint hearts on mine.  I have included the heart pattern with the other pattern pieces.  Watercolors work perfectly for this and provide a wide range of colors.  I stitched around my watercolor hearts as well for extra dimension.  

Draw the hearts
Paint the hearts
Stitch around the hearts

Step 4: Create the pocket

Take pattern piece B and stitch it to pattern piece C right sides together.  Repeat for the other set of pieces B and C.  This will be the lining.  Place one set of stitched pockets inside the other right sides together.  Stitch along the top only.  Turn right sides out.  Topstitch along the top edge.  

Add the bottom
Add the lining

Step 5: Add the pocket to the back

Place the pocket along the bottom of the right side of piece A.  Stitch along the sides and the bottom to secure.

Add pocket to back

Step 6: Create the hanger

Fold two opposing raw edges toward the center about 1/4″ and press.  Fold the other raw edges to the center and then fold in half and press.  Stitch along the long edges. Fold the hanger in half and place it 2 3/4″ down from the top of the right side of the fabric.  Stitch along the bottom of the hanger to secure.  

Add the hanger

Step 7: Add the second back piece

Place the second back piece on top of the pocket right sides together.  Stitch all the way around leaving an opening on one side for turning.  Turn right sides out and press. Topstitch all the way around the curved piece A making sure to close the opening as you go.  Press.  You have now finished your fabric wall pocket. 

Add the back
Turn right sides out

How to Make a Fabric wall pocket

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