Sunday, October 31, 2010

More Tips From Ron Collins

Ron showed us how to make perfect pockets that are rounded at the bottom. They look great on campshirts and some blouses but not on western shirts.

What you need:

Curved pocket template - 3 mm side of this template only

Steam a Seam 1/4" in width

What to do:
1. Cut pocket wider and longer than pocket pattern. Serge the top edge to finish and press ad shown.

2.Cut a piece of trace a pattern to fit the piece of fabric as shown. Draw on the straight lines with a pencil and use the pocket template to round the corners.

3. Stitch around the pocket on the drawn line. Trim seam allowance to 1/8" clipping the curves.

4. Iron on Steam A Seam close to the edge. Remove paper off the fusible strip.

5. Iron pocket on to shirt and top stitch down. Look carefully at how Ron did the stitching at the top of the pocket. Use edging foot on your sewing machine to get close to the edge of the pocket.

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