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Message Board > Sewing Techniques and Tips > Pockets, pockets, pockets! ( Moderated by MissCelie)

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Pockets, pockets, pockets!
Lots of fun ideas here....
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Date: 11/3/13 10:53 AM

Was looking for fun pockets to add to solid garments for interest, other than the plain patch style, and found this site:

www.behind-the-hedgerow.com.

She has gathered lots of great ideas for adults and kids with clear photos. I plan to try the curved pocket with added button tab on a skirt and cardi, and the side seam half-circle one on GD's summer dresses.

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Date: 11/3/13 2:15 PM

Here's the actual link Pockets page
as it took me awhile to find it on her blog. But this is a super cute blog to check out.

Thanks for the tip!!

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Date: 11/3/13 2:54 PM

Heather and gramma b, Thanks for the link. I found a pocket idea I can use to hide a mistake I made in a shirt!!

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Date: 11/4/13 7:07 AM

Thanks for posting. Can't have too many pocket ideas!

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Date: 11/5/13 9:03 AM

Thanks Heather, for this techie-challenged gramma.

Re pockets to cover mistakes--
I didn't have enough fabric left for pockets on a Christmas
gift robe, then I saw the Floating Pocket would work great with
a piece of contrast inside.

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Date: 11/5/13 9:28 AM

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Re pockets to cover mistakes-- I didn't have enough fabric left for pockets on a Christmas gift robe, then I saw the Floating Pocket would work great with a piece of contrast inside.


exactly!! I had the same idea for a few tunics I was planning.

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Date: 11/22/13 12:25 PM

What are your preferred methods for adding contrast pockets to a knit T? A double pocket with woven lining, interfacing, just seam tape for folds, tape inside the garment for strength.....?

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Date: 11/22/13 12:51 PM

Your question gave me an idea.

Last year I used strips of black ITY poly for stay tape on the seams of an acrylic blend blue with black print raglan sleeve cowl neck tunic. The ITY poly stay strips make the seams behave extraordinarily better than the ones in an identical tunic made with clear elastic used in the seams. It is a bit of a marvel as to how such a little thing makes such a noticeably big difference. And the coordinated color looks very sharp inside the tunic and, especially, at the cowl neck.

Your question and the idea that popped to mind........

Make a sandwich. Stitched on pocket on top, t-shirt in the middle, patch of fabric underneath (with compatible stretch -or slightly less stretch, and non fraying).

Top stitch the pocket in place - this will also stitch in the patch of fabric on the underside of the t-shirt.

Neatly trim the patch of fabric on the underside of the shirt to leave a narrow width of the fabric along either side of the stitching to create custom pocket shaped stay tape.

Whenever possible, I prefer for all the elements of a stretch garment to be able to move compatibly. This should achieve that while still reinforcing the pocket and relieving the shirt fabric of carrying the full burden of the seam stress. (Or, why I would prefer this over incorporating a woven fabric into a knit pocket on a knit garment.)

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Date: 11/22/13 4:51 PM

I just tried adding a decorative pocket to a knit, almost a sweater-type, from S1692. It's for a woven but cute and quick, has the new trend in irregular hems, and you can leave out the dart. I used the wrong side for pocket contrast on my gold-threaded brown fabric.

First I did a double pocket, but hard to keep it from shifting and then ironing flat enough. So I started over with a single and strips of Easy Knit inside I'd picked up in a garage sale, forgot I had. That worked better plus cut more than than 1/4" pocket SA to wrangle the thing under. Just a little non-use pocket makes a T a little dressier--you can add an applique, trim, button, contrast stitching. Love this pattern, a little floaty, longer for a tunic, covers up those hideable areas. Next time I am putting a larger pocket at the hem.

Repurpose--I've used some of the cut-off clear strips from the hangers of RTW for stabilizing, shoulders, they are lighter/stretchier than the heavier purchased pack. The knits here like Hancock's are getting thinner and stretchier, more trouble for us.

Still trying to find the perfect neck binding techniques.
I always cut patterns like S. above closer IN to the shoulders as most scoop necks I find are too wide and can show straps. I have some wadders to fix using double bindings to close up the neck--any VIDEOS on that?

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Date: 11/22/13 8:09 PM

I love pockets and your use of a pocket down low on an asymmetrical hem.

No videos come to mind. Try searches 2 and 3 in the linked thread and, also, go down to the bottom and try the one for the swim category.

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