Popular from the 17th to the 19th centuries, tie-on waist pockets were an essential accessory to a woman’s wardrobe. Making a pocket was a skill learned at an early age, part of the progression from girlhood to adulthood. A very portable project, it could be easily picked up at odd or stolen moments, alone or with others.
This tie-on pocket is a perfect addition to a modern day wardrobe. It may no longer contain a nutmeg grater or lock of hair, but it is the ideal spot for a smart phone. It is a simple hand-stitched project to steal away a bit of treasured time.
This is a hand sewing project, though you may wish to machine stitch the outer seam.
Approximate finished dimensions: 8" wide x 10.5" tall with a 5" deep pocket opening. (20cm x 27cm x 12.7cm)
• (2) 9“ x 11” [23cm x 28cm] pieces of medium to heavy-weight linen or lightweight cotton canvas. Vintage linen tablecloths or runners/napkins can also make great pockets
• 2 yds [2m] of 3/4“ [20mm] cotton twill tape
• 10” [25.5cm] of 1/2” [20cm] bias tape OR an additional 10” [25.5cm] of the 3/4” [20mm] twill tape
• sewing thread and sewing needle
• embroidery thread and embroidery needle
• water soluble pen or Frixion marker
• various patches of fabric (optional)