I have a purchased one and the pockets are 6.5" wide and 53/4" Tall with a 1/2' hem at the top of the pocket. These are finished measurements of course. It is 4.5" from the front edge and 2.5" from the bottom edge. Hope this helps Kim.
Cute Kim!! If you take coller off stitch around it first,keeps it from stretching out.If you ever take it all apart to cover sweat shirt remember to sew your fabric to the inside of the jacket then the out side of the SS becomes the nice inside.You could use some of your cute pocket trim fabric aroun neck.
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So happy the pocket worked for you. And you put it together just the same way I do. GMTA!!!!
You can also reduce the side for a wider opening. Everyone has their preference on how much room they like for inserting their hand. I use this all the time on my sweat pants that don't have pockets and I don't believe any two pair are the same. lollll
When you feel as if you'd like to take off the crew collar, a simple remodel is to take double fold binding and sew it to the inside, 1/4" away from the collar stitching. Trim off the neckline and flip the binding to the front side. Stitch again. I have more remodels if, or when, you are interested.
Your future cuff idea is perfect.
I'm sure you've seen the Internet is full of wonderful refashioning images and often, instructions. Good luck on your next project.
Quiltbea, my favorite too! i think i got it at Joanns. one of the designer lines. umm..thanks for the tip Jacky, where were you this morning?! lol i will have to make a few notes to keep with the pocket template!
I got the 2x sweatshirt for $5 at walmart. it is so soft! I looked for info on sweatshirt makeovers, but didn't find anything really. I even went to "sewing with nancy" for the ones she has done, and couldn't find them either. I so appreciate everyone jumping in to help!
as soon as the holidays are over, i am going to make a couple more, for me. experiment a little! and i would love any help or ideas you could give me! Thanks again,
Kim,I have a beautiful SW thah I took a class on,teacher insisted we cut off the top ribbing, I thought,I know better,at least stay stitch first, teacher said not necessary!it will stretch..and oh my goodness,stretch it did! Not wearable! I would maybe turn the rubbing under to make it smaller,put binding over that or cut and leave original stitching.Honest,it isn't worth it otherwise. Pocket is adorable!Paus always comes through!! had another thought,how about some faux chenille,accents full sleeves or? also, this site http://www.sewserendipity.com/...o.php?products_id=92 she sh0ows them by seasons ,do click around good, at least 20-30 patterns another fav is Caught up in Stitches,her website isn't working right,I could not open the page for her designs,so use this for now
Kim, forgive me. I don't know how good you are at seeing something and then figuring out how it is done but there really are some great photos on the Internet of modified sweatshirts. Just go for 'images' of sweatshirt redos or refashions, or makeovers.
Nancy Zieman really does have some great patterns on her site, some are pretty cheap.
There was a site I used all the time for inspirations and I'll be danged if I can find it tonight.
And watch out for Bonnie, she's a pretty mean sweatshirt modifier herself.
And I do not enable people....just kind of nudge them. Big difference. lolllll
Lumpy Tush, I first cut off the bottom waist cuff like thing, then i cut off the sleeve cuffs. then i laid it on the table and got the sweatshirt as even on both sides as i could. and cut straight up the center. There was no fraying at all. I took a saucer, and set it on the ends of the cut sides, and used an ink pen to draw the curve, cut it with scissors. i cut the "binding" at 2". and put it on,just like you would a quilt. this was my first time doing it also, with no instruction. i just recall watching someone do it on Sewing with Nancy show. Jump in, and just do it. if you mess it up, no real loss, especially if it is old,used and not your favorite!
Great job!! I do have the book and DVD from Sewing w Nancy - I'm guessing you can still buy those if you choose. I remember watching the programs when they aired - even bought a sweatshirt and some embellishments and stuck them in a bag tucked away for "when I have the urge" So far, they are still there with the book and DVD. I don't remember if it was suggested to do the staystitching but I think it would be a really good idea. Looking forward to some more of your creations!
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Stay stitching is one that just holds the fabric as it is. It will keep your material from stretching when you remove the ribbing or go to sew in the same place. You can use your usual setting for sewing and just go along the neckline; don't need to worry about backtacking or anything.
Kim, I get a catalog from clotilde....and have got several patterns from there ...and have collected a few patterns from show and shops....I wish to do for gifts....so i have just kept my eyes peeled for interesting ways to do them....and usually you can get books/booklets that have several ideas in them....when it's yard sale season.....Friends of library sales.....just keep your eyes peeled...there are a lot of creative ideas out there.