I've been making these little pouches off and on for the past couple of years and recently started stitching them up again here and there when I have a few moments and want a quick project to do. They are super fast and easy and perfect for slipping a little surprise inside and giving away as gifts. In the event that you might want to make one or four, you could. I'll tell you how.
First print out the pattern piece, which you can download by clicking this link: download pocket-pouch pattern piece. Use the pattern piece to cut out one piece from a main fabric, one from a lining contrast fabric and one from lightweight fusible interfacing.
Using the handy instructions that came along with your fusible interfacing, affix it to the wrong side of your lining fabric.
Lay the main fabric face down on the lining fabric so that all three layers are stacked with the main fabric and lining fabric with their right sides together. The interfacing will be on the bottom of the stack.
Sew all the way around the outside edge of the stack, using a 1/4 inch seam and leaving a 1 3/4" opening on one side for turning.
Turn the pouch right side out and use a knitting needle or something similar to make sure that the corners and top curve are turned all the way out.
Lay the pouch flat and press it, making sure to fold in the seam allowance at the opening so that the unstitched fabric is tucked inside the pouch. You'll close the opening when you edge stitch the outside of the pouch.
Fold the pouch as in the picture above and press it flat.
Edge stitch up each side of the pouch.
Affix a snap to the pouch. I use the non-sewing variety; they seem to be a bit more able to stand up to heavy use and I get to use a hammer to put them in and this is a fun thing.
And there it is. A little portable pocket for hiding whatever two-dimensional treasures you might like.
Library cards are certainly considered a treasure at our house, so this pouch will be for Mariam to keep hers in.