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Did you know that pockets haven't always been sewn into clothing? For a very long time, women and girls wore separate pockets that tied around the wast. These pockets were often beautifully decorated with embroidery, and big enough to hold snacks! In this class students will learn a brief history of women's pockets and their construction as they craft their way through creating a their own set of pockets. The class will be casual, conversational, and very hands on - with room for lots of...
Students will learn several basic historic hand sewing skills.
I've been sewing historic garment reproductions for over 30 years. I've worked professionally in several living history museums, for over more than 18 years, creating my all my own professional costuming for various time periods in history... as well as researching and writing staff costuming standards guides for two museums and drafting patterns from photographs and historic garments in the collection. My extended family lives near Colonial Williamsburg, where I have visited many times, taking part in several workshops related to historic textile arts. I currently consult and demonstrate as a domestic and textile historian for Great Smokey Mountain Heritage Center.
Completion of any extra decorative embroidery by the second class.
Students will need the following items to make their pocket: 1 yard of 100% Cotton or Linen Fabric in white, ivory, grey, or another lighter color Enough 3/4" twill tape to wrap around students waist and tie in a bow with tails - OR - 1 Package Extra Wide Double Fold Bias Tape (to coordinate with fabric, in the color of your choice) White Thread Sewing Needle Scissors Sewing Pins Thimble (optional) Embroidery Thread (for embroidered decoration, in1+ color(s) of your choice) 4"- 8" Embroidery Hoop (for embroidered decoration) Pencil Tape Measure/Ruler Two sheets of plain paper, taped together along long edge (for pattern) Access to an Iron and Ironing Board PLEASE NOTE: I understand that truly authentic fabric can be VERY cost prohibitive - especially for a first project! It is never my intention to make historic sewing beyond anyone's grasp by demanding exorbitantly expensive supplies. Historically accurate fabric is *wonderful* to work with, and I'm always going to encourage it if possible... but please know that there are truly amazing pieces that have been made from thrifted white cotton bed sheets, old curtains, and discount fabric! Choose what works for YOU and your budget, makes you happy, and feels nice against your skin. Remember that natural fibers are always cooler in hot weather, and often hold up better to washing. I aim to help students create a historically accurate outfit... and quality fabric helps the finished product look and feel the best it can... but what is more important is that they are learning the skills to construct them and they offer their best efforts. :)
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Textile Artist, Domestic Historian, and Forest Kindergarten Teacher (she/her)
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
56 total reviews
60 completed classes
Hi Friends! I grew up homeschooling in the woods of Maine. I spent my summers at Girl Scout camp, and traveling across the country on adventures primarily focused on the outdoors and history - like a wagon train traversing the North Dakota...