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From: PaulineG
Date: 12-15-2006, 07:12 AM (1 of 6)
I was wanting to make a few pair of shorts for my 11 yo this summer and have a couple of patterns that I plan to use. My problem is I was going to add some pockets on the outer thigh area like on cargo pants but am unsure at what stage of sewing they should be attached or how to construct. If I've sewn the outer leg seam then I won't be able to access the fabric on all sides to topstitch.

Is there a really basic concept that I've somehow missed?
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: PaulineG
Date: 12-15-2006, 07:19 AM (2 of 6)
Oops - I must be brain dead. I just worked it out!
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: dmoses
Date: 12-15-2006, 07:21 AM (3 of 6)
I think you would have to save the inner leg seams and crotch seams for last. Sew the outer leg seams first, and attach the patch pockets so you will be working with a flat surface.
Take care,
User: dmoses
Member since: 02-22-2002
Total posts: 964
From: bridesmom
Date: 12-15-2006, 10:40 PM (4 of 6)
Pauline, it's called an 'air bubble' moment. I had a big one today, totally forgot a really good friends name.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
From: Brenisback
Date: 12-16-2006, 05:04 AM (5 of 6)
Glad I'm not the only one who has these air bubble moments.

People come into your life ...for a Reason a Season or a Lifetime.
User: Brenisback
Member since: 09-20-2004
Total posts: 228
From: Mom of Six
Date: 12-16-2006, 07:08 AM (6 of 6)
Ladies in Jan's words That is a "Brain Fart". I said that at school one day when I forgot a kids name & I thought they were going to fall over laughing so hard.
Happiness is having time to sew!!
User: Mom of Six
Member since: 11-03-2001
Total posts: 1115
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