I received and email this mornining asking for a pattern for the badge holder to make to wear to Houston Quilt Show. This is the one I made last year from left over fabrics from a Frieda Anderson workshop (love her btw). It was super easy and has held up well. I made mine larger because I wanted to carry a small note book can be made any size.
They are super easy!!! you are basically making a long quilted piece and folding the top down enough to make a "flap" hold your badge and funky pins and from the bottom up for the pocket to hold all your goodies.
Start with two pieces of fabric mine were about 25-27" long depending on how large you want the pouch to be to hold stuff- small notes etc..
Make a quilt sandwich (with very light batting- just for support) quilt layers.
Decide which side you want showing and which will be the liner.
Choose one end of the side you want showing to be the "top" of the case. Place a plastic badge holder and pin. approx 1" from the bottom. stitch an old plastic badge older piece around three sides leaving the top. (we all have tons of the plastic badge holders- I find they are easier to work with then the sheets of plastic you can buy at Joann's- but either will work.)
This will make the top of the "badge holder" make sure you leave enough space above the holder for pins and stuff.
Then fold the top part over to see where you like it to have room for the badge and extra on the top and press so you have a nice line.
Fold the bottom up to that top line this makes the pocket- you can sew your neck band into either those sides as you stitch them up or under the top fold where the the badge is- either works I have done both.
I like the funky look so I edge stitched mine closed so it was showing- but if you like more of a finished look when you fold the bottom to the top fold place the quilted fabric so you are sewing "inside" the back then you can turn it right sides out.
Can't wait for Houston...only about a week away now!!!!