Step 5 - Pin and baste your co-ordinating fabric to the FRONT half of your bag, leaving room to add a piece at the top. Center your pocket from the left and right sides, making sure the zipper extentions at the top of the pocket are touching the edge of the top of your fabic.Pin and baste the zippers onto your fabric. I used a zipper foot to do this part.
Step 11 - Cut out the base of your bag. I cut my strip of fabric 13.5" wide by 5" deep. I used a fusible interfacing for this piece. Press the long edges under 1/2". Pin this to the middle section of your bag where you have marked it. Sew along the two long edges, leaving the short ends open.
Step 1 - decide how big you want your front pocket to be. I wanted a larger bag so I used two zippers. Pin the zippers (face down on each edge of the right side of front fabric) making sure to include the top of the zipper tape into the seam.
Step 9 - Pin the side pieces over the exposed zipper, making sure the top and bottom angles match up with the top and bottom seams of the front pocket. Using a zipper foot, edgestitch along where you have pinned.
Step 3- Turn your pocket inside out and sew across the top. I wanted a V shape at the top, so I followed the design in my fabric. Clip cose to the corners and turn fabric right side out. Your pocket should look similar to this.
Step 10 - Pin and baste fabric to the back side of your bag. My fabric is a printed denim with a definite one way pattern, so I made sure that the fabric would be facing in the opposite direction when laid flat. If you take the ends of the bag and fold it upwards, you will see the design will be running the same way. Find the middle point of your bag (from top to bottom) and mark an equal distance from each side. I wanted a 4" base, so I marked 2" from the middle on each side.