If you can’t find fold over elastic there are 2 other ways to get the same effect! Here is a quick tutorial on two different ways to gather pockets!
First fold the 7”X 14” pocket fabric in half to find the center. Draw a chalk line 1/2” below the center line. Set up your machine for shirring and shirr the fabric across the chalk line.
It should start to pucker up and the gather as you sew across the pocket.
Fold the fold the 7”X 14” pocket fabric in half to find the center. Draw a chalk line 1/2” below the center line on the back of the pocket fabric. Place one piece of 1/4” wide elastic measuring 10” along the chalk line. Set your sewing machine to a wide, open zig zag stitch. While you stretch the elastic zig zag stitch in a straight line.
Pin your pocket right sides together! The 1/4” elastic is on the left side and the elastic thread technique is on the right side.
Sew down the two sides, tack stitching the elastic at the top of the pockets.
Turn right side out and iron! With a hot press the pockets will gather even more!
Now you are ready to use your pockets according to the Cabrio Tote Pattern!