Sewing course AND KIT: make a historically-inspired tie-on pocket with hamblemouse



This is a pdf pattern, a complete on-demand video tutorial AND a beautiful sewing kit for you to make a handmade tie-on pocket based on the tie-on pockets worn by our ancestors Modern clothing contains pockets that are mostly useless, but our ancestors had it sussed. They wore big roomy practical beautiful tie-on pockets and it's high time we brought them back! Keep everything to hand, and NOT falling out of the (probably tiny) pockets in your clothes while you get on with your day. Join me to make a simple, sturdy tie-on pocket with a lined front and a single piece back, fully concealed seams, some simple decorative stitching, and secure ties to tie it around your waist, or anywhere else! I've designed this project to be as easy-to-follow as possible, with no complicated stitches. Enjoy some stress-free sewing and make yourself something beautiful and useful at the same time. This is a really relaxed, step-by-step course. The pdf download contains the pattern and full written instructions. In addition, the videos cover every aspect of the project as I sew a pocket from start to finish. You can dip in and out of them at your own pace, as and when you like. You can also choose to sign up for free live Q&A sessions with me. The course is designed for hand sewing, but you can easily use a sewing machine if you prefer. I've designed the Imogen pocket to be a suitable project for sewists of all confidence levels. One of the many beauties of tie-on pockets is that you can make them as simple or as complicated as you like. --------------------------------- The sewing kit: You'll get a piece of colourful cotton fabric for the pocket front. The lining fabric will be plain cotton, chosen to match/contrast with the front. The back fabric will be unbleached natural cotton. Iron-on interfacing, linen tape for the waist ties, sewing and embroidery thread are all included as well. Feel free to message me if you see a specific front fabric you like in my photos. I only use remnants and offcuts of quality fabric, so there are limited amounts of each fabric available. Once it's gone it's gone, but I'll do my best to find you something you like.

What's included in the price?

- A pdf download of my Imogen tie-on pocket pattern and method, written specially to accompany the video tutorial. - Access to a 70-minute step-by-step video tutorial, divided into 4 videos that you can watch at your own pace, as many times as you need. We go through the whole project together, and I’ve included lots of extra hints, tips, and handy methods in addition to the written instructions. - Bonus videos where I talk about fabric choices, demonstrate the stitches we’ll be using, and give a little history of tie-on pockets and why we should all be wearing them! NOTE: all the videos have closed captions available (English only) --------------------------- The sewing kit comes beautifully packaged in a reusable box, and contains: * Fully-illustrated instruction booklet * A Mini History of Pockets booklet * Pattern (printed on tracing paper) * 3 pieces of fabric for the front, lining, and back pieces of the pocket. * 1 piece of iron-on interfacing * 2m of linen tape with attached label * A reel of sewing thread * Embroidery thread You can also choose to sign up for live Q&A sessions in small groups, where I’ll answer any questions you might have and admire your work if you’d like to show it off!

What you will need

You'll need some really basic sewing supplies to make your pocket: Needles Scissors Pencil or chalk and a ruler or straight edge Pins Iron and ironing surface





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I'm a lifelong sewist specialising in hand sewing, who got sick and tired of how awful the pockets are in modern clothing, and decided to do something about it. I started making and wearing historically-inspired tie-on pockets with my everyday clothes, and it was a revelation! I had room for my stuff! As hamblemouse, I create sewing kits, patterns and courses to help people make their own beautiful, useful tie-on pockets, whether hand-or-machine sewn.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced/pro level
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