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Heather Blazer lined pockets

Having fallen in love with the lined pockets on my Sienna Maker Jacket, I decided to use the same technique on the Heather Blazer by The Friday Pattern Company. You can read my review of the pattern here.

Photo showing the inside of the lined pockets on an ivory herringbone linen Heather Blazer by the Friday Pattern Company, showing the pale blue polka dot cotton lining

I was originally planning to topstitch them in the same way, but then Claire Tyler whose workshop I was attending, showed me some hand-stitched pockets where the stitching didn’t show on the front and I really liked this look as an alternative. To secure the pocket you essentially do a back stitch, but only catching the folded-under seam allowance. Claire also gave a great tip of doing a few cross stitches at the pocket opening to reinforce it. Otherwise I followed the same technique as described in my blog post.

Handstitched patch pocket of the Heather Blazer by The Friday Pattern Company on ivory herringbone linen

I loved the amount of control it gives (having sewed my first pocket wonkily on the Sienna jacket, even after basting) and I would certainly consider doing more hand-stitching in the future. My finished pocket could certainly have been straighter along the edges, but somehow I felt it didn't look too out of place with the crumpled linen look. It took a fair amount of time to sew them on, but speed is never my top priority when working on a project.

Sitting there hand-stitching, was another reminder of how much I enjoy the process of putting a garment together. I do of course feel a huge sense of pride and achievement once it’s finished, but that’s just the cherry on the cake.

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