In this blog ...
* I want to teach someone who wants to learn to sew but has no one to show them how.
* I want to instill in someone the love of sewing
* I want to teach them to want to go that extra step to achieve a garment that is special and professional looking.
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
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.