- iron-on woven interfacing
- an old left-over flower applique with Stitch Witchery fusible web already applied
- not shown: non-stick ironing sheet (keeps the glue away from the iron!)
1. I cut the woven interfacing to fit the inside bottom of the pocket, all the way to the lace flower applique, which overlapped the pocket edge.
2. I cut the stitching along the bottom and side edge of the pocket so that I could insert the interfacing properly. Then, I ironed the pocket (from the right side, following directions for fusing interfacing) to fuse the interfacing to the back side of the pocket. Once cooled, placed the flower applique where I wanted it to be and pressed just the pocket (not the garment front) to fuse it to the pocket flap. I lifted the pocket flap to sew on the flower applique. This did require care so as not to be sewing through both the flap and the jacket front behind the flap. Remember that it was already sewn down previously. I did not want to shorten or close off the pocket any further. Luckily, I was able to sew it all in as planned. The lines for the zig-zag design were drawn on to the flower piece with a white pencil. I sewed some of them through both layers of fabric where the two appliques overlapped. The flap was lifted away for the rest of the flower patch.
Now my well-worn and loved jacket can keep on for another season, and hopefully years to come. Every time I wear this jacket I am reminded of my beautiful granddaughter, who is now a grown woman. In this jacket, she lives on as the tiny tot who was so enchanting and stole my heart.
For the story about this garment, read this blog: THE Jacket story