Pockets: A Directory of Design Details and Techniques

Pockets: A Directory of Design Details and Techniques

Paperback Select-n-Stitch Fashion Elements

Edited by Mindy Kinsey

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  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 152 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 175mm x 13mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 8 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: East Petersberg
  • ISBN 10: 1565235533
  • ISBN 13: 9781565235533
  • Edition statement: First:.
  • Illustrations note: full colour throughout, includes illustrations & diagrams
  • Sales rank: 445,413

Product description

Pockets are more than practical, they give a garment personality. This is a visual directory to the many choices and techniques available, when selecting pockets to perfectly enhance any garment. Simply select the choice that is right for you and follow the step-by-step directions for sewing. This book will teach you how to create functional (and fashionable) pockets to suit every style.

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Author information

Mindy Kinsey learned to sew by making doll clothes and tiny quilts on a vintage Singer featherweight sewing machine. Now an editor at Fox Chapel Publishing, Mindy has worked in the collectibles and crafts markets since 1994.

Back cover copy

Good design is in the details. Pockets on a garment can be as flattering as they are functional. Whether you are sewing tailored trousers or a casual jacket, choosing the right pocket can make a difference in the overall look of the piece. But, with so many pocket styles to choose from, how do you know which one will serve its purpose while looking fashionable at the same time? Select-n-Stitch Fashion Elements: Pockets will help you decide. Whether you select smooth and inconspicuous welt and side pockets for a finely tailored item or fun and functional patch pockets for easy accessibility and fashion flair, you'll learn the best methods and techniques to ensure your pockets are properly positioned, flat, and neatly sewn. The detailed instructions inside this handy guide also show how to choose, place, size, and sew buttons and buttholes, and how to sew the key stitches, such as the overcast and slip stitch. By selection the pocket of your choice, you'll add the perfect functional detail to your own designs- and define your style.