Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: putting on pockets

  1. #1
    beckyw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Plum City Wisconsin
    Posts
    825
    what is the best way to put on pockets on a apron . I'm having trouble getting the rounded corners to look nice. How do you put them on to look nice.

  2. #2
    Super Member sewcrafty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    3,962
    Is it a flat cornor or a gathered cornor? If flat, I'd iron it down and pin it in place. If gathered, I would baste the cornor and gather it and then pin it down.

  3. #3
    Super Member clem55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Lexington,Kentucky
    Posts
    6,164
    Blog Entries
    6
    I learned to make the pocket double. Cut two of the pattern piece, sew them together on the seam line,leaving opening. turn right side out and press. You can blind stitch the opening closed. Before turning, trim your seams, clip corners, and on the rounded corner, cut tiny V notches. A good press, then edge stitch to the apron. Hope this helps!Carol

  4. #4
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,108
    Blog Entries
    1
    Great suggestions/tips for us new at sewing anything other than blocks :D:D:D

  5. #5
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    3,237
    Make a template using thin cardboard, like a cereal box.
    Decide on shape and size of pocket, press fabric around template. When sewing you can slide the template up a little as you sew, using this a guide.
    I hope this makes since.

  6. #6
    Super Member Tink's Mom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    chicago, IL
    Posts
    9,515
    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    I learned to make the pocket double. Cut two of the pattern piece, sew them together on the seam line,leaving opening. turn right side out and press. You can blind stitch the opening closed. Before turning, trim your seams, clip corners, and on the rounded corner, cut tiny V notches. A good press, then edge stitch to the apron. Hope this helps!Carol
    This is the way I learned, too. Besides this way the pocket is double and stronger.

  7. #7
    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Central Indiana (USA)
    Posts
    31,244
    Blog Entries
    194
    wow, thanks for the tips and ideas!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.