November 20th, 2007

These all are (or will be) pockets for Denyse Schmidt’s shimy, shake, and bake apron. The first and the fourth ones I made with the pattern in her book, but I feel a little funny using a pattern for something that is made specifically to look unplanned and a little wonky. I can do wonky just fine on my own. So I just winged (wung? wang?) it with the other two and they came out just fine. The grey fabric was very thin and puckered quite a bit–can anyone explain to me why and how to remedy it? I don’t know if I’ll do it over, or leave it and just consider it extra homemade.

I do love me some egg fabric. I have reams of this stuff. why?

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5 Responses to pockets

  1. sarah says:

    I love your pockets- especially the colours you’ve put together. As your grey fabric was a bit finer than the others maybe you needed a finer, sharper needle?

  2. Jessica says:

    I had just the same feeling about following a pattern to make something wonky when I read that book. Your pockets would make a sweet quilt.

    The grey fabric – you could try starching it first, or try sewing with the grey against the presser foot (on top) rather than against the feed dogs. Or try a walking foot if you have one.

  3. beki says:

    lovely! Now I want to pull out my Drnyse Schmidt book to find some projects.

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