There are endless variations of a basic pocket, and now you can learn how to make some of the most popular. With detailed instructions, step-by-step illustrations, and full-color photos for many styles, this book will give you everything you need to know to make magnificently detailed pockets. Whether you want a double-lip inset, a sheer patch, a fringed flap, or a hidden ticket pocket, you will learn how to get the perfect results that are the sign of professional-quality sewing.
Whatever your skill level you will find useful information, including how to:
- make a template and use it
- add a bias welt
- have two pockets match in size and placement
- work with sheer material and be proud of the seams
- alter a pattern to add the pocket that suits you
- confidently make a perfect double-lip inset pocket with flap
- add designer details to your own clothing
- Additional Information
SKU THR63077749 Table Of Contents Introduction
1 Patch Pockets
Unlined Patch Pockets
Lined Patch Pockets
Patch Pockets in Sheer Fabrics
Patch Pockets with Foldover Flaps
Designer Patch Pockets
2 In-Seam Pockets
Waistband Concealed in a Slant-Front Pocket
Designer In-Seam Pockets
3 Inset Pockets
Basic Inset Pockets
Variations of the Basic Inset Pocket
4 Hidden Pockets
Constructing a Welt/Flap
Zippered Welt Pocket
Hands stuffed down into deep welt pockets of a trench coat, collar turned up, hat pulled low -- images of Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca. Granddad pulling his gold watch from a small vest pocket as his excited grandchildren look on. A three-year-old playing in her favorite skirt -- a blue chambray circle skirt with two patch pockets trimmed with eyelet and pink ribbon roses. Wrapping a coin in a tissue and tucking it into your pants pocket before going to the movies. Aunt Julie's lace-edged hanky draping from the breast pocket of her navy linen suit.
Pockets -- places to put your hands and your things, details that enhance design. I think pockets are wonderful. Start noticing pocket details and construction, and you'll think so too.
Pockets can be simple additions to easy-to-make garments, adding just the right touch of style. Pockets can enhance great garments -- where would haute couture be without its remarkable seaming that wondrously ends at a great pocket, its oversize, oddly sized, or unbelievably placed pockets? Couture's super tailors manage to coax pockets into the most sensuous fabrics. And we, the home sewers and the clothes lovers, want the very same pockets in the very same fabrics in our closets. If we can't shop for the clothes, we shop for the details, usually from top-of-the-line ready-to-wear (why waste time copying what's already been copied?), then apply those same details to our own creations. Of course we want our pockets constructed as expertly as ready-to-wear (or maybe better), so creating those great pocket details at home becomes the challenge.
I believe a poorly sewn pocket is the mark of a home-sewn garment -- the kind of garment that screams HOMEMADE! I don't want any of those in my closet -- and you shouldn't either!
So this book is about great pockets and about making great pockets. Pocket construction in general requires a range of skills and attention to detail, and my goal was to combine the best how-to information with the best pocket styles -- giving you a single sourcebook for all the great pockets.
Whether you are relatively new to sewing or an advanced sewer, Just Pockets has something for you. If you only open a book for a cursory check of the step-by-step instructions, the clearly detailed drawings will provide you with a handy outline. The fun and fabulous pocket styles included are to inspire you to try something different. For the beginner and intermediate sewer, Just Pockets will be your guide -- clear instructions for lots of pockets are here for you to follow, to build your skills for successful pocket constructions.
As the world of pockets unfolds in the following pages, I encourage you to try something new, try something harder, don't make what the pattern dictates -- explore the possibilities of a new pocket style. You'll find that you'll be as fascinated about pockets as I am.
Video No Author Pat Moyes ISBN 978-1-60085-452-1 Publication Year 1997 Pages 112 Photo No Drawings No Video Download No Other Formats No Cover PDF eBook Format eBook (PDF)
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