Sunday, March 24, 2013

Designing a Jeans Back Pocket

Since I can't seem to find RTW jeans that fit me well, I've decided to give up and just make my own. I already have made several pairs so it doesn't take me nearly as long as it used to.

I enjoy dreaming up designs for the back pockets so I thought I'd show you how I go about it.

The hardest part is thinking up a suitable pattern that will look cool on the behind!

I've been more successful on some



than others.


For my new black denim Yoga Pant jeans, I came up with what I think is my best one yet. Now, I probably saw this somewhere but I don't know for sure .


First, I make a paper copy of the finished  pocket.I draw my design on this paper pocket.


 
I then trace two copies onto tissue paper.




I pin the tissue directly onto the pocket.




I stitch directly over the tissue using top stitching thread or two spools of regular thread threaded in the same needle. I use regular thread in the bobbin. (no photo )

I tear off the tissue which comes off easily and finish the pocket as usual.

On these pockets, for the design, I used a decorative stitch called saddle stitch on one of my machines and sculpture stitch on another machine.


I love my new Yoga Pant jeans. I worked very hard to refine the fit . I solved a couple of fit problems That I had with this Silhouette pattern. I intend to write a post here to show my solution in case someone else has the same issues. 



6 comments:

  1. great pocket tutorial Diana - it was seeing your white jeans that inspired me to make a nice design on my jean pocket - I use my embroidery machine for mine, but the inspiration came from you.

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  2. Perfect fit with the yoga pants and thanks for the pocket tutorial.

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  3. Do like that pocket design! The yoga jeans are a great fit. Will look forward to the tutorial.

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  4. Thank you for this post, it is exactly what I have been looking for.

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  5. Great job! I might put the pockets a little closer together in the back though. My personal opinion tho. I'm interested in hearing what fit issues you had. I am having trouble buying clothes I'm happy with so I am about to start making some of my own. I'm a size 18W, but the women's sizes are too big in the rear and too long in the crotch. I carry all my weight in my belly so I have to get bigger sizes for the waist size. One sales clerk said that maybe a petite size might fit better in the crotch, but of course, at 5'8" tall, that would be really short on me. Thanks!

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