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30 Couture: Sew Any Patch Pocket (Claire B. Shaeffer)




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This article is from the Textile Related Books FAQ, by Lara J. Fabans lfabans@adobe.com with numerous contributions by others.

30 Couture: Sew Any Patch Pocket (Claire B. Shaeffer)

Covers many variations of patch pockets (however neither Diane nor I was able
to find directions for the pocket on the front cover!). I found layout
slightly ackward, but reasonable and not too repetitive. The third section of
the book includes all of the directions that apply to all pockets (e.g.
methods of applying facing, methods of sewing the pocket to the garment, etc).
The middle section is a collection of pockets with the basic directions for
each pocket. The directions for each pocket usually refer to the instructions
in the third section so you will have to flip back and forth a few times.
This book has numerous variations and this is it's strongest point. Shaeffer
includes half a dozen (or more?) ways to face and line a pocket! She also has
3 or 4 ways of attaching invisable patch pockets and several options for
bellows-style pockets. Illustrations are pen drawings and are sufficient and
plentiful. paperback, approx $12.

 

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