PART 3This post is a continuation of
The first step is to make your pockets. Layer your batting, outside cover piece face up, and inside cover piece face down. If you have a directional print, make sure you are layering and sewing so that your finished pieces are symmetrical. If you forget the order and layer the two fabric pieces in the wrong order, like I did below, it's ok...you won't be able to tell the difference.
Finger press your pocket fabrics open so that the batting is on the inside of the two fabrics. Both prints should be showing face out.
Repeat steps for both pockets
At this point, I go ahead and add a couple of pins to ensure my pockets stay in place
You are going to leave a gap on the bottom edge of your cover so that you can turn your cover right side out. For me, 2.5" works well and is the size I would suggest. If you find you are having trouble with that small a hole you can unpick your stitches.
Sew a 5/8" seam along all 4 sides (except for the area you are leaving open to turn your cover)
When you are done sewing around all 4 edges (except for your opening) Trim off the excess batting
Your cover is now almost ready!! Tomorrow I will give instructions for closing your cover and discuss some finishing options. Your homework is to construct your cover up to this point!