inside.out578Disney’ s Inside Out movie came out just in time for summer! If your kids, grandkids, or anyone else you know loved this adorable, quirky movie, this project is perfect to make with them on a rainy summer day, or as a gift!

Supplies and Tools:

Finished size: 19″ x 32″
Disney Pixar’s Inside Out Fabric Collection:

  • 1/2” of Inside Out Amoeba fabric
  • 1 yd. of Everyday Is Full Of Emotions fabric
  • 1 yd. of solid cotton fabric for the base
  • 1/4″ clear vinyl 16 gauge
  • 1-1/2 yds. 45″ wide medium fusible interfacing
  • One 20″ dowel
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Sewing machine



  • Everyday is Full of Emotions fabric:
    Cut two 12″ x 26″ rectangles – bottom pockets
    Cut two 1-1/2″ x 26″ strips – binding bottom pockets Cut one 3″ x 18″ strip – tabs
  • Inside Out Amoeba fabric:
    Cut two 1-1/2″ x 20″ strips – binding top pockets
    Cut one 10″ x 20″ rectangle – center pocket
    Cut one 5″ x 20″ rectangle from the vinyl – top pocket
    Cut two 33″ x 20″ rectangles from the solid fabric – base panels
  • Interfacing:
    Cut one 32″ x 19″ rectangle for the base
    Cut two 6″ x 26″ rectangles for the two bottom pockets


Seam allowance 1/4″


     1. Fold the bottom pockets in half lengthwise, wrong sides together and press along the fold line.

  1. Sandwich the 6″ x 26″ fusible interfacing between the fabrics, aligning the 26″ edge of the interfacing with the crease of the pocket. Following manufacturer’s instructions fuse in place.
  2. Fold the 1-1/2″ x 26″ pocket binding strip in half lengthwise, wrong sides together (3/4″ x 26″) and press to set a crease. Un-fold and press one of the 26″ raw edges 1/4″ in and press.
  3. Align the raw edge of the binding with the top raw edges of the pocket and pin and in place across the width of the pocket. Edgestitch along the binding across the width of the pocket. Repeat steps 1 – 5 for the other two fabric pockets.
  4. Repeat step 3 to bind the 1-1/2″ x 20″ strip for the vinyl pocket.

Pleating the fabric pockets:

  1. The two-bottom fabric pockets (6″ x 26″) will each be divided into three pleated pockets.
  2. Measure and mark vertical line 1/2″ in from the right raw edge of the pocket.
  3. Measure and mark a vertical line 3″ to the left, then another 1″, another 1″, and another 3″. Repeat this step across the pocket. On the right side you will end up with an additional 1/2″ at the far left edge. See diagram.
  4. Make a pleat at each set of three marks. Fold the fabric together at the outside marks and bring the folds together to meet at the center mark, pin each pleat in place and press.
  5. To give each pocket extra strength and structure, zigzag stitch each pleat in place 2″ up from the bottom folded edge of the pocket and press pleats flat. Repeat to create pleats on the second pocket.

Attach pockets to base:

  1. Center the interfacing to the wrong side of the base panel (33″ x 20″). There should be 1/2″ of fabric extending beyond the interfacing on all four sides. Following manufacturer’s instructions, fuse the interfacing in place.
  2. Place the interfaced panel right side up on a flat work surface.
  3. Place the bottom pocket right side up on the interfaced panel. The bottom edge of the pocket should be 1-1/2″ up from the bottom raw edge of the interfaced panel. Pin in place across the bottom and place additional pins between the vertical lines.
  1. Stitch down both sides and across the bottom of the pocket. Stitch on each of the vertical 3″ lines.
  2. Place the second pocket 2-1/2″ above the top of the first pocket matching raw edges. Stitch it to the base using the same method as in step four. Press both pockets.
  3. Place the center pocket 2-1/2″ above the top of the second fabric pocket matching raw edges and pin in place. Measure and mark a vertical line in the center. Measure and mark a vertical line 5″ over from the centerline on both sides.
  4. Stitch down both sides and across the bottom of the center pocket. Stitch on each of the vertical lines.
  5. Place the vinyl pocket 2-1/2″ above the top of the third fabric pocket matching edges and carefully pin in place. Repeat steps 6 and 7 to create the pockets.


  1. Fold the 3″ x 18″ strip in half along the 18″ length, stitch in place and press the seam open. Turn right side out and cut into three 6″ strips.
  2. Fold each strip in half, matching the raw edges.
  3. Place the tabs along the top of the interfaced panel, aligning the raw edges of the tabs with the top raw edge of the interfaced panel. Place one of the tabs in the center of the panel. The two other tabs should each sit 1-1/2″ in from the outside side edge and pin in place. Baste the tabs in place.

Almost done!

  1. Place the non-interfaced base panel right sides together with the completed front panel, sandwiching all the pockets and the tabs between the layers.
  2. Pin around all four sides, leaving an 8″ opening along the bottom for turning.
  3. Stitch around all four sides, clip the corners and turn.
  4. Fold the opening inward and press.
  5. Topstitch around all four sides, pivoting at all the corners.