The Double Cloth Patch Pocket
Double cloth patch pocket:
Here’s a beauty shot of the pocket installed. Note that it’s installed with a pick stitch (a hand stitch), which is as strong as a machine stitch.
There are two operations shown here: finishing the top edge, and making the finished shape of the pocket. These techniques can be adapted to other areas of a double cloth jacket.
To begin, mark with thread basting, the finished outlines of the pocket. I’m using 1 1/4″ seam allowances here, to make shaping the finished edge easier. Also, at the top edge, baste 1 3/8″ (or twice the seam allowance plus 1/8″).
Then, with sharp scissors, split the double cloth to these rows of basting. After splitting, press the edges flat.
Stay the top edge first. Cut a length of silk organza, on the lengthwise grain. This strip is 1 1/4″ wide, and pressed in half lengthwise. Separate the two layers of…
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