Thursday, June 4, 2015

Needlebook with Pockets

This will be a needlebook, for the Embroidered Pockets class.  The next step is to transfer my circles design with markers, then add embroidery.  After the embroidery is finished it will be lined and I'll insert a few felt pages in the center.

I inserted two invisible zippers to create pockets, and by folding it over two more pockets are created. I have zero dressmaking skills but this brilliant tutorial that I found on youtube made the process foolproof! 

It took awhile for me to figure out the design and dimensions on paper but I'm very glad that I took my time.  It turned out just how I wanted it to, the sewing came together easily, and I conquered my fear of inserting zippers.  I got to use two sewing machine feet that I hadn't used before - invisible zipper foot and variable zipper foot.  I'm quite pleased with this so far:

Needlebook when open (left) and when closed (right).  Note the invisible zippers running vertically, near the center.


Giac said...

Hello Marie,
The pocket is looking good. thank you for sharing the tutorial and congratulations for overcoming your fear of zippers.
Big hug,

karen said...

great images Marie...a lovely illustration of your process...