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Posted by: Kay Y
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Posted on: 8/9/09 12:43 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people   Very Helpful by 27 people   
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A lined pocket flap is less bulky and can be more precisely sewn and pressed than a pocket flap that is self-faced. I'm always interested in increasing the accuracy and precision of my sewing and this is a nice touch that helps me do that.

I have prepared a photo tutorial (accessible at the photo link above) to show how it's done. The tutorial covers accurate stitching, trimming, pressing and topstitching. There are detailed captions under each photo which will give you more information.

Ask questions in the comments section, if you have any.

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Christas said... (2/7/10 6:07 PM) Reply
Thank you so much for this tutorial. There are several garments (of mine) I can think of that would have looked better sewn if I had looked at this tutorial first.
taters said... (1/26/10 10:57 PM) Reply
Precise clear pictures - Thank You!
Patti B said... (8/28/09 9:46 AM) Reply
Wonderful tutorial! I love your attention to detail and precision sewing. I have a jacket coming up that I'll try this on. Thanks so much. Oh -- and add me to the collar point beggars list!
Tez said... (8/26/09 7:48 AM) Reply
Fantastic. Thank you for this tutorial!
Danvillegirl said... (8/23/09 7:50 PM) Reply
very nice tutorial
ryansmumAria said... (8/13/09 0:36 AM) Reply
wow - perfection!
katie lynne said... (8/12/09 8:16 PM) Reply
Thank you Kay!!!!
jilly cooper said... (8/12/09 2:51 AM) Reply
I agree with all the comments, great tutorial and very informative. Those stitches are perfect.
anncie1 said... (8/11/09 10:24 PM) Reply
this is awesome! I will definately use it!
Annie- oh said... (8/10/09 4:39 PM) Reply
I echo all this well-deserved praise and thanks, also Fran G.'s wish for one on collar points, please!
Brine said... (8/10/09 3:34 PM) Reply
Thanks, Kay! That is a really great tutorial!
SusiM said... (8/10/09 1:26 PM) Reply
Thanks! Very nice explanation and photos.
HeyJane said... (8/10/09 10:09 AM) Reply
I love this type of pocket. Now I'll remember how to do it more neatly. Superb tutorial !
becca a said... (8/10/09 9:59 AM) Reply
This is a fabulous tutorial. You are so clear in your explanations and your pictures are great! Thank you.
calminatrix said... (8/10/09 8:01 AM) Reply
that ws awesome! thanks SO much for your time and effort! What a beautiful job! and i love your featherweight!
Karine said... (8/10/09 8:00 AM) Reply
You do beautiful work - thanks for the tutorial!
Rebecca Szetela said... (8/10/09 7:42 AM) Reply
Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing this tutorial on sewing a lined pocket flap.
Fran G said... (8/10/09 7:28 AM) Reply
A great addition to my group of tutorials. Your precision is enviable! Thanks for this informative, time intensive project! Next time you are jacket making, please prepare an in depth tutorial on how to achieve beautiful collar points..mine are still hit or miss! In your spare time, of course!! Thanks again.
Charrlie said... (8/10/09 0:15 AM) Reply
Thank you great review
Bunsnpigs said... (8/9/09 10:11 PM) Reply
Thank you so much for this. It is excellent.
KempCorr said... (8/9/09 8:30 PM) Reply
Excellent tutorial.
Elaine Dougan said... (8/9/09 1:43 PM) Reply
Your topstitching is excellent. How do you mangage to get so close to the edge without having uneven, crooked stitching?
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