I originally wasn’t going to try embroidery, but whenever I thought about making the pockets I kept thinking about a design to go with them. I didn’t bother making the design historically accurate, and instead thought of a few things to learn some stitches and see if I could even do it. If I didn’t do a good job, they would be hidden under layers of petticoats. Turns out, I really enjoy embroidery!
– Pocket pattern: Patterns of Fashion 1: 1660-1860, by Janet Arnold.
– Embroidery design: My own design from ideas I had for practice and fun. Not based off any historical examples.
– White cotton for my first attempt.
Other materials used:
– White store-bought bias binding.
– DMC cotton embroidery thread.
– White store-bought twill tape.
Hand embroidery, hand and machine sewing.
Here are my blog entries that mention 18th century pockets:
– Main entry.