Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Pants-along: Back Pockets

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For the back pockets, you'll need two pieces of fabric that are 6" x 7". (Although in retrospect, I think these pockets look a little longish. If I do this again, I'll make them 6"x 6".) Make chalk marks 1" in on either side along the bottom.

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Use your straight edge and rotary cutter to shape the pockets.


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Iron all the edges toward the backside and topstitch approximately 1/2" in from the outside edge, and make any other topstitching embellishments you wish. Want to see some really cool pockets? Look at these. I KNOW, her blog is *awesome*. Look around, but don't forget to come back, OK?

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Topstitch around three edges of the pocket to attach it in place.

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Reinforce the top corners to keep them firmly in place.

p.s. What do you think of the shape of those pockets? I was thinking the slimming down on the bottom would make my bum look slim too. Ha ha!!! More likely, I look as if I'm wearing flowerpots back there. You can make your pockets any shape you want, OK? I will NOT be offended if you go out on your own. In fact, I will be very happy for you...

Next up: Casing.

1 comment:

craftapple said...

I'm thinking a bunch 'o vertical stitching lines will make me look taller, too. :o)