Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Welt Pockets

Many of you know that I have been stalling on finishing my cape because of my fear of welt pockets. You have to SLASH the fabric, on the front on the garment! It would ruin my beautiful cape.

Instead I practiced on my present for my widdle baby brother, who is graduating from college this weekend. Since it is not my precious cape, I was willing to give it a shot, with the step by step instructions of my Singer book.

Witness the magic!!!
I now understand the process, and I might actually finish my cape sometime this century.

And on that note, I will be flying off to Oregon for his graduation, so I'll be gone for a bit. Hopefully, he will consent to a picture of him in it for my blog!!

Have a good weekend everyone, and don't be afraid to try welt pockets!


  1. Welt pocket and bound buttons have been the cause of many a sabbatical from finished projects. congrats to you for taking the plunge, even if it wasn't on you precious cape.

  2. Your welt pocket looks beautiful! I have been so afraid to try a welt pocket. You have given me the courage. I'll have to try it when I can find the time in between running after five children. Would love to see pictures of your trip to Oregon. My husband's mother was from Sweet Home, Oregon. Have a great trip.

  3. Ohhh, I am excited to see your present to Luke..LOL So glad it turned out as well as it did!

  4. they look like giant bound buttonholes. nice job!


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