At a flea market a few years back we found some very cool frog hooks, which we didn’t really have a use for but couldn’t pass up because they were just too cute. We only bought three (sad, sad, sad) and eventually they found a home in Pia’s room where they have hung out and done very little heavy lifting for the past two years. All that has changed now as I have finally gotten around to sewing wall pockets for Pia to stow all her little treasures in.
I first tried making wall pockets for Baby George’s room, using the pattern for the fabulous Kidlet bags by JCasa *handmade, but because I didn’t use stiff interfacing (because I was too lazy to go to the store to get some) they turned out a bit saggy. Still being quite a lazy person and therefore still not wanting to go to the store, I decided to come up with a different plan that would make non-saggy wall pockets without interfacing. The answer? Cardboard, which we have in spades. This time I just made a very basic bag (basically a small pillow case) instead of the more 3-dimensional shape of the Kidlet which has a bottom and sides. Between the lining and the exterior fabric of the back of the bag I slipped in a piece of cardboard before I stitched the two fabrics together. Of course, being lazy I didn’t take the time to cut my cardboard pieces to the exact same size, so this one lays nice and flat because it has a larger piece of cardboard in it:
And this one gets a bit pucker-y at the top because it has a smaller piece of cardboard. On the plus side, this one was easier to sew around the top.