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Hello from Canada and Jeanine from StitchART!
For today’s tutorial I have a fun way to extend the use of the hood creatures pattern found in issue 11.
We are going to make pockets!! These fun creature pockets are a fun way to add a little peek of fun!
You are going to prep the applique pieces as normal. except for the outer circle. That you will cut 2 of. Also I drew a simple ear shape and cut 4 of those so the pocket would have ears.
Iron your free motion applique pieces to one of your main pocket pieces and free motion applique around the pieces with your sheet of stabilizer underneath. Then sew around the ear pieces and turn.
Baste the ears in place. I put them on the outerish edges as I wanted the pocket opening between the ears.
Place the other pocket piece on top of the appliqued front and sew around leaving a space to open to turn.
Iron the pocket nice and tidy around the edges and tuck in the seam allowance for the opening.
Topstitch the opening closed – this is your pocket top.
Then place where you want the pocket to go and sew around the pocket (except where you topstitched)
Pocket perfect and ready to roll!
(pocket placed on sisboom leighanna peasant)
This same technique works great on square pockets too! The LLK Hoya which is also in issue 11 would be a perfect dress to try this on!