9.15.2009

unusual apron pocket

The apron itself is very simple—just plain solid yellow cotton—but the pockets are amazing.

apron pocket

Blue and yellow binding strips form a lattice. Yellow binding holds it all together along the outside edges where it's sewn to the apron body.

apron pocket closeup

I can't quite figure out how this was sewn since the stitching runs over areas that are open underneath. Any thoughts, dear readers? Would it help to see the back side of it? No matter how it was sewn, it's really pretty and unusual.

You could use the same basic idea to sew the strips onto a background fabric—creating a three-dimensional lattice. And then add appliqued or fabric flowers on top. I'm envisioning a pillow here if you couldn't tell :)

Updated to add a link to a photo of the back side.

5 comments:

Loralynn said...

What a neat pocket! I think the bottom strips were sewn individually, then everything pinned together and the top strips sewn. Check the back and see if there are corresponding sewing lines. No matter how it was made, it took someone a lot of time and is charming!

Sioux B said...

Yup, that's what it looks like to me, too. You would want to sew the binding strips shut anyway to make them simpler to work with. Wow, that is a great effect, but what a lot of work!

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2009 said...

OMGosh! What a great idea!! :)

Kristin said...

I have no idea how it was sewn but it is truly beautiful. It really is the little things that make all the difference. :)

Kristin
http://reclaimingthehome.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing the lattice was made with tear-away stabilizer ... maybe with the strips pinned down and sewn in one direction at at time.