sewing tutorial: letter writing pocket

$ 5.00

I hope this little pocket inspires and supports your letter-writing journey.

*NOTE: this is a PDF of the sewing tutorial, the listing does not include materials or a printout of the instructions*

This is the same project that was included in Taproot Issue 56::Cultivate. It includes a step-by-step color photo tutorial and clear instructions for making a 10.5 x 6" letter writing pocket that features a large inner pocket, a pen & pencil holder, a stamp pouch, an outer back pocket for treasured correspondence, an outer loop, and a wrap closure.

When you add the tutorial to your shopping cart and complete the check-out process, the letter writing pocket sewing tutorial PDF will appear on your check-out page and will also automatically be emailed to you.  

To complete this project, you will need:

  • 15.5 x 17” piece of 9-ounce cotton for the exterior (fabric should be a heavier cotton or canvas)
  • 15.5 x 17” piece of cotton for fabric liner (fabric should be a lighter weight than the exterior)
  • 3 x 2.5” piece of linen for a patch (optional)
  • 48” of ¾” wide twill tape (you could also use ribbon, braided selvedge, a long strip of thin fabric treated in the same way as the twill tape, etc.)
  • 4.5 x 11” piece of tracing paper
  • embroidery floss (optional)
  • iron
  • sewing machine & thread
  • seam ripper (optional)
  • scissors
  • pen or pencil
  • ruler or measuring tape
  • cutting mat (optional)
  • rotary cutter and straight edge (optional)
  • straight pins
  • hand sewing needle (optional)
  • something with a dull point such as a bone folder, a ruler, a crochet hook, a dull pencil, etc…


Related products