You will need:
1 Yard of Iron-on Interfacing
4 Yards of Iron on Vinyl
4 Yards of Double Sided Adhesive Stabilizer
1.5 Yards of Vinyl Table Cloth Material for The Bottom Inside
1 Package of Sew-on Velcro
1 Package of 1/4 inch Elastic
Grab your double sided adhesive stabilizer and cut out the following size pieces: (3) 16in X 14in, (2) 14in X 14in, (2) 14in X 3in, (1) 15in X 13in, and (1) 16in X 3in.
Put your iron on a medium heat setting and iron really well. If you iron is too hot, you can melt the vinyl table cloth material. You just want to smooth out the wrinkles and adhere it to the stabilizer. So Medium heat works perfect for this. Keep the ironing moving as well.
Repeat this process with all of the pieces you have cut so far.
Now grab your solid color fabric. Lay it out flat and put the pieces which you just ironed down on it, with one exception. You can set one piece measuring 16in X 14in to the side. Cut out each piece in the solid fabric. This will be used to make the bottom of the bag.
Take each of those colored pieces and cut out a coordinating piece of iron on vinyl. And then follow the directions on the vinyl to iron it to the right sides of the solid fabric. (It’s easy to do, Remove the vinyl from the backing. Lay the vinyl on the fabric, flip over the backing and lay it on the vinyl. Iron on a medium setting for 8 seconds in each area, keep the iron moving. Flip over the fabric and iron for 4 seconds in each area. Once the fabric is cooled, remove the backing) Do this to all the pieces except the 16in X14in that you set aside in the previous step. Then take the piece that you have already ironed together, (the stabilizer and vinyl table cloth) and set it on your ironing board with the stabilizer side facing up. Lay the solid color fabric on it with the vinyl side up. Cover with a paper towel or the backing from the iron on vinyl and iron on medium heat just until the solid color adheres to the stabilizer, it happens really quick! You do not want to do this to the following pieces: (1) 15in X 13in, (2) 14in X 3in, and (1) 16in X 3 in. You will also have the piece you set aside before cutting the solid color fabric which is 16in X 14in.
Now take the 15in X 13 in piece that you set aside. Lay the piece down with the stabilizer and then the vinyl table cloth on top. Then lay down the solid color with the iron on vinyl down first. Sew around both the shorter sides and one longer side with 1/2 inch seam allowance. This makes a pocket looking piece.
Then sew around the outside with a 1/4 inch seam allowance leaving the opening still open. You can then set this piece aside.
Now take the (2) 14in X 3 in pieces and stack them together the same way you did above. (With the stabilizer down and the vinyl table cloth up, and then the iron on vinyl down with the solid color last) Sew them together along one of the long edges using a 1/2 inch seam allowance.
Turn them right sides out and sew down the same edge with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Take the 16in X 3in piece and lay the stabilizer side down with the vinyl table cloth up. Then on the two edges lay the pieces that you created above with the stitching lines facing together with the iron on vinyl side up. Then take the solid fabric and lay it down next with the iron on vinyl facing down and the fabric side up. Pin along the top edge. Make sure to pin the two strips to the outer edges.
Sew along this pinned edge with a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Then flip this piece up so the iron on vinyl side is facing out and the vinyl table cloth side is facing out the back. Sew a 1/4 inch seam allowance down the edge.
Lay this U-shape piece that you have just created onto a flat surface. Lay the previous pocket piece that you created on top of it. You want it to be centered between the two sides and then the same amount from the top. The two sides will be longer than the main piece. Place one pin on the bottom of the pocket piece and the edge of the sides to hold in place.
Take your package of Velcro and separate the sides. Lay the hard side of the Velcro, not the soft fuzzy side, down on the edge of the flap piece, on the vinyl table cloth side. Pin this in place. I set it down on the two edges first and then centered the remaining piece on the top. Take this to your sewing machine and sew a box around the edge of the Velcro.
Now take the U-shape piece. (Your flap will be attached. I removed mine so you can see what is under it) Pin one of the edges to one of the pocket pieces edge. You want the top of the pocket to be facing the same direction as the top of the flap on the U. Sew along the edge with 1/2 inch seam allowance. Then sew along the edge with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. This just adds extra stability for the bottom of the bag.
Now take the (2) 41in X 4in piece and sew along the two long edges right sides together.
Flip it inside out. Sew along the other edges with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Fold one of the raw edges up 1/2 inch. Pin to the top sides of the bottom part of the bag on the sides with the elastic pockets in the center. Do this to the other end and the other side of the bag as well.
Hand sew around the edges. You can try to maneuver this through your machine if you like. I didn’t want to chance breaking a needle. It was really easy to just hand sew.