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Posted on: 10/14/05 2:06 PM
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I posted this before on the message board in the "jeans sew a long" thread.

When I was about to do the decorative topstitching on the back pockets of my jeans (you know the swirly stitching across the pockets that you do before you put the pockets on) I realized I was never going to get two the same pockets. I carefull traced the pattern with my chalk , but the line was just to coarse the get two evenly stitched patterns.
I even considered digitizing the dreaded "swirl" and embroidering it on. (How two little scribbles on a pocket can bug you....).
However the solution was very simple. I traced the pocket pattern twice on tracing paper with a fine pen. Then I pinned the tracing paper to the right side of the pockets and stitched the design throug the paper. Just peel the paper of and you've got two identical pockets with rtw detail.

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Gail in Western WA said... (6/22/09 1:20 AM) Reply
My 16 year old son is learning to sew this summer, and as his senior project, making a pair of custom fit jeans. This tip will make that custom pocket art part of the project go smoothly! Thanks
meghna sengupta said... (1/12/09 5:16 PM) Reply
Leora said... (11/27/08 11:12 AM) Reply
I'm going to try this too!!
KrystalL said... (10/20/08 5:06 PM) Reply
Cool idea. I will try this!
Inna said... (6/7/06 10:11 AM) Reply
Absolutely love the idea. Its nice to know that I;m not the only one who has OCD about such "minor" things in life. Ha Ha.
Jayme girl said... (10/15/05 7:23 AM) Reply
clever right on
Agnes said... (10/14/05 11:57 PM) Reply
Hi Annie, The postman is to scared to come to the door now. Everyday I almost rip his arms throug the letterbox, well.........maybe today.........
Annie- oh said... (10/14/05 7:04 PM) Reply
Nice hint , Agnes, thanks. And your profile says you have difficulty finding patterns - have you considered making your own -heheheheheheh (Agnes recently purchased my PMB.) Annie
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