Here's what you'll need:
One 8" x 16" piece of PUL in a coordinating color
One square inch piece of velcro (male and female pieces)
Coordinating colored thread
Fold the top over about a quarter of an inch, then fold over about another inch, and topstitch the flap closed. Be sure that you leave at least a quarter of an inch between the folded top flap and the opening of the pocket, otherwise the flap won't close properly.
Sew in velcro closures. Before sewing, I like to use a bit of glue stick to keep my pieces in place, since I find straight pins hard to negotiate in little bits of velcro. Another option is to use a glue gun to affix the velcro, but these may not survive machine washing.
And that's it! Do be sure to follow the care instructions included with your PUL; it generally shouldn't be ironed and throwing your completed project into the dryer for about 20 minutes is recommended to close the holes stitched into the fabric. Happy Earth Day, everyone!
-Posted by Leslie