Now the holes are marked with the pricking iron 4,5mm from the edge. Next time I will make it 3,5mm instead.
Because the pocket is not cut with 90° corners I use a square to align it with the edges of the partition board. This results in a pocket that extrudes from the board making it easier to excess.
To hold the pocket in place before sewing I punch in small nails. For the pocket I used round nails which of course gives round holes. To avoid this next time I use them I used a dremel with a sanding drum to make the profile diamond shaped.
Sewing on the the pencil holder is done in two steps. First you sew on the edge that's right next to the pocket. Then you place a pen in the holder and punch in a nail to hold it in place before sewing
The main piece divided into two. The big piece is the width of the final briefcase (43 cm). The smaller piece is for the rest.
The height of the partition board is marked with a awl in at least 2 places.
Align the ruler according to your marks an prepare to cut.
Burnish the top edge
Ready for next step
Just a mock up of the pocket.
The pen holder ready to be sewn on