14 July 2012

Portable pockets

Button-on pockets - what a great idea for those clothes that come without somewhere to keep that essential handkerchief or bus pass or loose change or little notebook and spare pen! These have a gusset, and cutesy ribbon ties (which could be replaced with elastication, for a bit of security) - and the buttons are self-covered in a way that would be very difficult to do at home.

However, the idea has appeal and practicality. Button on a different pocket, already loaded with appropriate contents, for a different occasion. Just remember to put some reinforcement inside the garment when you sew on the buttons.

And if you don't like making buttonholes, use loops instead.

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