Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Patch Pockets

The Book says, “Patch Pockets are both decorative and useful…They are made from a single layer of fabric which is hemmed and sewn to the outside of the garment…”
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The first thing you need to do for all patch-type pockets is transfer your placement markings to the main piece of fabric the pocket is going onto.
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Fold over the top edge 1/4 inch over toward the wrong side of the fabric and edgestitch
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Turn facing allowance (top inch or so of the pocket piece) to the correct side.  Pin
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Stitch the pocket from top corner, down around and to the other top corner, catching the folded top edge
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Clip corners, but do not trim edges
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Turn facing allowance to the inside
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Iron seam allowance to the inside along stitch line
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Pin pocket in place, as marked
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Topstitch in place, back stitching at both corners for reinforcement
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