18th century pockets
I have lost my old embroidered pockets so I decided to make a new pair of some scrap fabric.
A simple tutorial:
1. Draw the pockets on a paper, use the stencil to cut 4 pieces of fabric.
2. Cut the opening on 2 of the pieces. Use a narrow ribbon to make the edge, I used 12mm cotton ribbon. Sew the ribbon from the outside, turn over and then sew the backside with whipstitch as you do on stays.
3. Pin the fronts together with the backs and sew them together with the ribbon the same way you did before.
4. Use a wider ribbon to make the waist band. Pin the pockets to the waistband while you have it on you so you can adjust the placing. Sew the ribbon onto the pockets from the front, turn itover and sew it with whipstiches again all the way to the edges.