Now Available: The Pockets E-Book!

Raise your hand if you love POCKETS!!

Whipstitch ebook guide to sewing pockets

Back in 2012, I created a 14-page printable workbook to accompany a practical workshop in pockets, one of my very favorite details to add to sewn projects.

flat piping on shorts slant pockets

Originally written for Sewing Summit, this workbook features step-by-step photos and instructions for constructing SEVEN different styles of pocket.  I loved every minute of putting this together and teaching from it, and now I’m making it available to everyone!

pocket pieces

Pockets are dreamy, and they’re an exceptionally simple and quick way to add both functionality and visual detail to a project–I especially love them on garments, like dresses and skirts, where they’ll stand out and take your sewing from looking ho-hum homemade to looking hoo-ah handmade.  Learn to make patch pockets, lined pockets, slash pockets, zipper pockets, in-seam pockets, flap pockets and welt pockets–all with full-color photographs to guide you and clear written instructions as you go.

elastic skirt pocket

Use the guides and instructions on these pages to cut your own pockets–or use the included templates to create duplicates of the ones pictured.   That’s right–this guide includes both the guides for all seven styles AND printable (or traceable) templates to make your own.  You can even enlarge or shrink them to adapt the pocket styles to your own needs!  There are classic shapes and quirky ones, and fun shapes and simple ones.  In-seam pockets and patch pockets, slash pockets and welt pockets, zipper pockets and more.  All of them are clearly explained and photographed in full color.

pockets workbook screen capture

This is a downloadable PDF file that you can save to your desktop or print as a reference.  You can also add it to your tablet, where you’re able to zoom in on the images for incredible detail and keep right next to you as you sew as a handy reference!  I loooooove my tablet, and often work with it next to me as I sew.  Having this workbook as a reference that can be printed is awesome–but it’s even better when I can add it to my iPad newsstand and access the content digitally, where I can make the images as large as I need to get the detail necessary to really get the sewing done right.  I’m so excite to offer this e-book to you with those features in place!

I hope you’ll love using this workbook as a guide and a reference.  I poured a lot of love into it–and some whimsy, too, like a word search and a “quiz”–and can’t wait to see what you’ll make with it.  For a short time only, it’s on 40% discount, too!  Hop over to the Whipstitch shop and click to buy for just $5!

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  • Cherie
    September 23, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Yay! I’m super excited about y our e-book. I can’t wait to use it. Thank you so much.

    • Deborah
      September 23, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      Oh, hooray!! I hope you love it–can’t wait to see pictures of what you make! 🙂

  • Bahesty
    September 29, 2014 at 11:49 am

    So much great post about sewing……………. thanks admin for that’s………..