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Scrap Happy August

August 14, 2021

in July I promised a pocket – inspired by “pockets at the V&A”

so here it is

9 inches x 12.5 inches – the hole needs to be big enough to slide your hand in easily

and then the pocket must be deep enough that things don’t fall out

of course it is very scrappy, boro and even has hexies

I’ve been trying it out to see what works best

it would be great for a cell phone – but I don’t have one

keys?  yes – very good if I remembered that’s where I put them

excellent for fibre and a drop spindle

never leave home again without it

do you notice the tiny pink pocket?

guess who insisted on having one tooRosie says you can never have too many pockets

and you have to fill them with something

Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time (they may not post every time, but their blogs are still worth looking at).

Kate Gun, EvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill,
Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys,
Kerry, Claire, Jean (me), Jon, HayleyDawn,
Gwen, Bekki, Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin,
Vera, Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Bear,
Carol, Preeti, Edith and Debbierose

18 Comments leave one →
  1. August 16, 2021 2:19 am

    What a lovely pocket, featuring some of your many skills and I agree with Rosie about pockets. I recently bought a pair of shorts in a charity shop and the previous owner had sewn the side seam pockets closed. When trying them on, the first thing I did was to try to put my hands in the pockets so the unpicker was immediately put into use.


    • August 16, 2021 10:16 am

      Lynn – thank you. Pockets can hold all sorts of surprises – have you ever put on something you wore a month/year ago and found a surprise, maybe even some money? more likely a crumpled hankie. If nothing else they’re a place to put your hands and definitely can keep them warm on a cold winter day.


  2. August 16, 2021 1:46 am

    Now I know I really must make me a pocket! Thank you for the inspiration!


    • August 16, 2021 10:19 am

      Rutigt – they are fun to make and could become addictive. After making this first one I have another idea that may be on the planning list.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. August 15, 2021 4:15 am

    What a beautiful and useful scrappy creation.


  4. August 15, 2021 2:14 am

    That’s lovely


  5. claire93 permalink
    August 15, 2021 2:11 am

    beautiful !


  6. Going Batty in Wales permalink
    August 15, 2021 1:37 am

    What a brilliant idea! ch more practical than a handbag and much less likely to be left behind somewhere! And the colours and patterns make it beautiful too.


  7. August 14, 2021 10:08 pm

    A very good idea. Even jeans with pockets often don’t have them deep enough. Who told designers that women don’t need big pocket?


    • August 14, 2021 10:43 pm

      Claire – it’s easy – cheap and middle priced clothing is mostly made in third world countries in factories where the only concern is money (and that also applies to some well known designer brands). Pockets cost more to design and sew. Many workers are dismally paid and treated very poorly.


  8. August 14, 2021 4:32 pm

    How much more convenient a roomy pocket around your waist would be, instead of a purse. I’d have a phone slot, a wallet slot, something to hook my keys onto and somewhere for a hankie and lip balm. Maybe I need two pockets… Yours is not only useful but also beautiful in the best William Morris tradition.


  9. August 14, 2021 3:47 pm

    I love it! A very versatile and beautiful pocket…and of course Rosie wants a pocket too! They are much too nice to hide under pannier skirts or inside petticoats.


    • August 14, 2021 3:59 pm

      Kjerstin – I think their time has come or rather returned. As a child the only pants I wore were ski pants and I always wore a petticoat, hand embroidered by my Mom. Oh, how the world has changed!


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