Hello, again! Welcome to day 2 of the Emory Sew Along! If you’re just now joining us, you can catch up! See our Day 1 post for all of the details and then grab your Emory pattern and your fabric and join us when you can.
Today I originally planned for you to cut your fabrics, but everyone that posted in our group seemed to do that already! So we’ll hit the ground running with the pockets today. If you haven’t already cut your fabrics, go ahead and do that. Sewing the pockets will be easy peasy!
When you finish today’s assignment, make sure to snap a pic of those cute pockets and post them in the comments in the Day 2 thread in our Facebook fan group! You’ll have until 11:59 p.m. PST Wednesday, March 16th to get those in for the daily drawing.
- Take one set of pocket pieces and place them on top of each other, right sides together. See fig. 1 and 2.
- Sew along the edges using a 1/4″ seam allowance, making sure to leave a hole open where indicated on the pattern piece. Remember to backstitch!
- You can use pinking shears or cut V shapes out with small scissors for this step. Cut along the inside and outside curves, and clip the corners. Be careful to not cut through your stitching line. See figure 3.
- Using a thin dowel or turning tool (I like to use a skinny crochet hook), turn the pocket piece inside out. Make sure to smooth the curves and make crisp points in the corners. Press well. See figure 4.
- Repeat steps 1-4 with the other pocket.
That’s all! An easy day for sure. Tomorrow we’ll tackle the facing and the skirt pieces. See you then!by