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Tip Tuesday: Perfectly curved pocketBy AlexisW on 4/15/14 12:21 PM

Perfectly Curved Pocket

-by Home Grown Mama

I have put up a quick and easy tutorial on how to make a perfectly curved pocket using a gathering stitch and a piece of cardboard. I hope you will find it as handy as I do!

Underneath your pocket facing sew a gathering stitch around the curved edge of your pocket:

Turn your facing the right way round. Cut out a piece of cardboard in the same shape (just a little smaller) and slip it in on the underneath side.

Then pull your gathering stitches to curl up around the cardboard.

Carefully slip your cardboard out and iron down your edges.

Turn over and admire your perfectly curved pocket!

Then sew it on to your creation.

Easy huh?!

Republished with permission from Home Grown Mama.


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Liliedahl said...
Great idea. I might add, to not distort the shape while sewing, start at the top and sew halfway to the bottom; flip over and sew from top to bottom. The pressure foot does distort slightly. Do the same for collars, this way, one 'point' won't be longer than the other.
4/30/14 8:22 AM
milpg said...
Q? Is there facing in this pocket? Thanks for the tutorial.
4/22/14 10:33 PM
nerdychick2001 said...
excellent idea! thank you!
4/22/14 12:46 PM
tiajah said...
Clever! Thank you for sharing.
4/22/14 11:01 AM
JeanineA said...
wow! I love it! do you think this would work for other shapes, like a heart?
4/22/14 8:59 AM
betty bushwacker said...
that's genius!
4/21/14 4:59 PM
Calama said...
Love love love it! Thank you!
4/21/14 12:22 PM
MaryMacTree said...
Super! Thank you.. You are the Best!
4/18/14 10:01 AM
Anjoy said...
Excellent Thank You :)
4/18/14 8:36 AM
caper81 said...
Very cool! Thanks for sharing:)
4/16/14 5:57 PM
Adaire said...
Great hint! I shall use this! Thanks!
4/16/14 7:26 AM
Karine said...
Love this one - thanks!
4/16/14 7:10 AM
SandiMacD said...
So cute and easy
4/16/14 5:53 AM
Erin D said...
This is very clever-thank you for sharing!
4/15/14 11:01 PM

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