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The Otari Hoodie Sew-Along #5: View B Pockets

For those of you making the View B pockets in the Otari Hoodie Sew-Along, we’re here!  You can finally start actually sewing.  In this post I’ll be showing how I sew the Art Deco inspired cloud pockets of the Otari Hoodie View B.  I’ll be covering both the pocket construction method shown in the pattern, and a hack where you add binding to the pockets. If you want to join in you’re not to late to catch up with the Sew-Along! Buy the Otari Hoodie Pattern Here   In the previous Otari Hoodie Sew Along posts I covered: #1 Choosing fabric #2 Pattern alterations to get the perfect fit, & cutting out #3 Sewing Preparation: interfacing & choosing stitches  #4 Sewing the View A Pockets Ok everyone excited about the View B pockets, let’s make them up! Standard View B Pockets: For this part of the Sew Along I’m going to be using images taken when making the original sample Otari Hoodies for the pattern launch. The numbering of the instructions in this post corresponds …

Otari Hoodie Sew Along thedreamstress.com

The Otari Hoodie Sew-Along #4: View A Pockets

In this post I’ll be showing how I sew the classic banded pockets of the Otari Hoodie View A.  I’ll be covering both the pocket construction method shown in the pattern, and an alternative method. If you want to join in you’re not to late to catch up with the Sew-Along! Buy the Otari Hoodie Pattern Here And don’t forget that all Scroop Patterns are on sale until the end of October with the code: IPM2018  In the previous Otari Hoodie Sew Along posts I covered: #1 Choosing fabric #2 Pattern alterations to get the perfect fit, & cutting out #3 Sewing Preparation: interfacing & choosing stitches  Now it’s time to actually start sewing! View A Pockets by the Pattern Method: I absolutely hate the feel of raw edges inside hoodie pockets.  They just feel so unfinished, and I continually find myself worrying them with my fingers.  The sewing method I show in the Otari Hoodie pattern creates pockets that are fully lined and finished, with no raw edges at any point. It is a …

Otari Hoodie Sew Along thedreamstress.com

The Otari Hoodie Sew Along #3: Sewing Prep

In the previous Otari Hoodie Sew Alongs I covered: #1 Choosing fabric #2 Pattern alterations to get the perfect fit, & cutting out Want to join in? Buy the Otari Hoodie Pattern Here And don’t forget that all Scroop Patterns are on sale until the end of October with the code: IPM2018  Today’s Sew Along  post is a quick and easy one: sewing prep! Interfacing: First you’ve got some interfacing to do: Interface all the areas shown on your pattern.  DO NOT interface the front of the Hoodie, where the zip will go. I prefer a lighter weight woven interfacing on a cotton base (the kind I use is sold here in NZ under the name gyclee) but knit interfacings are also a good choice. I do not recommend non-woven or knit interfacings: they don’t move with the fabric over time, so end up pulling away from your fashion fabric over time, creating unattractive bubbling. A tip: If your hood fabric is fairly lightweight, you may need multiple layers of interfacing to help reinforce the …