Saturday, February 18, 2012

Pretty pockets

Once the pocket edges are bound it's time to attach them to the lower front.  This is what I did:  first I stitched in the ditch on the wrong side right up next to the binding, using a basting stitch and orange thread in the bobbin.

This gave me a neat line on the right side to stitch over.  It worked perfectly!  The real trick, though, is to play the 1812 Overture.  With the Marseillaise and the booming cannons you can't help but be successful, and each pocket took exactly once through the overture (i.e. 15 minutes), including pulling out the basting threads.

Finished pocket:

1 comment:

Sis said...

So pretty and perfect! I think that's a fun way to do a pocket.