Saturday, 3 October 2009

Pocket Panel

You may have noticed me not writing too often recently. I've been preparing for some school exams and this is my preparation - pocket panel for a car seat (we should have learnt to make pockets).
I prepared a few different types of pockets - neat, with a yoke and with pleats.
I measured the back of the seat and drew the shape roughly on the fabric. Cut two layers at the same time.

I drew where each pocket should be and basted the main lines so that I could see them at the right side. Then I ironed vlieselin on the wrong side.

I prepared all the pockets and sewed them on according to the marks. The last big pocket is just A big rectangle with only the upper edge nice. The other three will be hidden inside the pocket panel.

I pinned or basted two big swivels for hanging and four small pieces for securing with pins. At this point they face in.

I put a back part right side to this and sewed along the edge. I didn't sew at the bottom the whole line. I let there slits for inserting hooks and a big one to be able to turn this over.
You may notice the little black square - they're inserted when sewing the pockets on so that they wouldn't be torn out as the products would be getting older.

I turned it over and laid a line of stitches two milimeters from the edge. Thus I also sewed over the turning-over hole so that it closed.
I inserted the hooks that hold the pocket panel at the bottom of the seat and that's it:-)

Voilà.

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