Melanie Sew-Along // Day 2

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

We get to start with one of the cutest details about the Melanie today, the pockets! Note: All seam allowances are 1/2" unless noted otherwise.

Sew a long gathering stitch between the dots on each pocket piece. Gently pull the bobbin thread of the gathering stitch to gather the pocket to the width of the pocket binding piece. Gently press the gathers to lie flat. Repeat for the second pocket.

Next, take your pocket binding piece and press it in half lengthwise wrong sides together. Open up the fold and press the long edges to meet at the center fold.

Press the binding piece in half again enclosing the long raw edges. Repeat for the second binding piece.

Open up the binding piece. With right sides together, pin the long raw edge of the binding to the gathered edge of the pocket piece. Stitch the binding to the pocket along the first fold (about 1/2"). Fold the binding piece up and over the edge of the pocket being sure the raw edge of the binding is tucked under. All raw edges should now be enclosed. Topstich on the right side of the binding being sure to catch the folded edge of the binding on the back side. Repeat for the second pocket.

With all right sides facing up, pin a pocket piece to a side gore piece using the pocket placement mark as a guide and aligning the raw edges. Baste around the sides and bottom of the pocket. That's it for Day 2!

See the rest of the Melanie Sew-Along here:

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