Synopses & Reviews
Good design is in the details. Pockets on a garment can be as flattering as they are functional. Whether you are sewing tailored trousers or a casual jacket, choosing the right pocket can make a difference in the overall look of the piece. But, with so many pocket styles to choose from, how do you know which one will serve its purpose while looking fashionable at the same time? Select-n-Stitch Fashion Elements: Pockets will help you decide. Whether you select smooth and inconspicuous welt and side pockets for a finely tailored item or fun and functional patch pockets for easy accessibility and fashion flair, you'll learn the best methods and techniques to ensure your pockets are properly positioned, flat, and neatly sewn. The detailed instructions inside this handy guide also show how to choose, place, size, and sew buttons and buttholes, and how to sew the key stitches, such as the overcast and slip stitch. By selection the pocket of your choice, you'll add the perfect functional detail to your own designs- and define your style.
Pockets are more than practical, they give a garment personality. Whether looking for a tailored flap pocket for a suit jacket or a casual kangaroo pocket for a hooded sweatshirt - the diagrams and instructions inside this book will teach home seamstresses how to create functional (and fashionable) pockets to suit every style.
Learn the best methods and techniques to ensure your pockets are properly positioned, flat, and neatly sewn.
About the Author
Mindy Kinsey learned to sew by making doll clothes and tiny quilts on a vintage Singer featherweight sewing machine. She has sewn both clothing and home decor items, and also enjoys beading, scrapbooking, knitting, and embroidery. Now an editor at Fox Chapel Publishing, Mindy has worked in the collectibles and crafts markets since 1994.
Table of Contents
Welcome to Select-N-Stitch Pockets Chapter 1: Patch Pockets Basic Patch Pocket Gathered Pocket Pleated Patch Pocket Accordion Pocket Kangaroo Pocket Chapter 2: Tailored Pockets Welt Pocket Flap Pocket Back Pocket Zippered Pocket Side Pocket Appendix Buttons and Buttonholes Basic Stitches