EASY ROULEAU STRIP:
Turn both long edges into the middle and press.
Stitch along the long edge and you have your rouleau strip without any frustrating turning.
To make the pocket out of the facing I did the following:
Put the facing pieces right sides together and stitch along the long edge.
Fold in half lengthwise and press. Cut along the fold.
Straighten the pointed end.
Stitch the pieces together so you have four strips.
Cut out a piece of lining fabric the same size and stitch right sides together with the outer pocket piece. Leave a gap of about 6cm to turn. Clip corners.
Turn right side out and top stitch.
Here's my finished bag with the pocket peeking out.
Craft Market on Sunday so thanks Cath Kidston... loving my new bag!