Posts Tagged ‘pockets’

knot thread or back tack

When to Knot Your Threads

Back tack or knot? Both secure your machine stitching at the beginning and end of a chain of stitches. Back tacking is quickly done with the sewing machine and knotting is hand tying the threads together much like hand stitching is secured. To back tack simply sew over the first couple of stitches twice. This […] Read more…

sloppy pocket feat

No More Sloppy Back Pockets

Does this drive anybody else crazy? The welts on a double welt pocket should lay flat against the garment. Welt pockets that gap open permanently in a twisted way look sloppy. Having two twisted, gaping, horizontal lines across one’s backside isn’t stylish or flattering. What really drives me crazy though is that more and more […] Read more…

louis vuitton pocket

Inspiration From Louis Vuitton

I like this skirt from Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2014 collection. It’s the pocket I like the most. Now, I cannot afford this skirt but I really like it. I do have this Burda pattern. The skirt version A is similar in shape to the Louis Vuitton skirt and it can be made in wool. It […] Read more…

Hand Stitching the Pockets On

I couldn’t believe the difficulty I had with these patch pockets. Patch pockets, right? Easiest pockets there are but not this time. Here are my four stumbling blocks; First, I lost motivation. I had to stop sewing completely for a week as we went away for the holiday. Second, placement of the pockets was difficult […] Read more…