Flap Pockets on the Minoru Jacket

I thought I’d point out these great-looking flap pockets that Kirsty from Rocket Sews is adding to her Minoru Jacket. Isn’t the fabric fantastic? Talk about brightening up a dull rainy day!

If you’re up to speed with or ahead of the sew-along, it may be too late for some of you to add these pockets to your Minoru Jacket. It’s not impossible, but pockets might be trickier to construct if you already have the jacket sewn up. (Adding pockets while the jacket is still flat is always easier!) This is a great method for adding pockets on your second or third versions of the jackets, as an alternative to inseam pockets.

She’s even shared her pattern for the pocket flap and pocket bag for you to make your own. Click the image, or click here to read her post on the pocket details! And while you’re there, take a look at the hood features she’s added. A drawcord and toggles make it easy to tighten the hood on particularly wet or windy days! Looking good so far!

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8 Responses to Flap Pockets on the Minoru Jacket

  1. patsijean February 8, 2012 at 7:19 am #

    Tasia, I have tried to go to Rocket Sews to view the pockets, but the URL does not seem to be correct for any of her links.
    I’ve not made my Minoru yet but will as I have a nice light/med Shetland Wool set aside for it. I have a nice rayon fabric for the lining.

  2. noreen February 8, 2012 at 7:54 am #

    I added pockets by topsewing pockets onto the front. (When I had my mother try on hte muslin, her hands automatically went to the front to search for the pockets, so that’s where I put them.) Unfortunately, they ended up not-exactly lined up with each other, but I don’t think anyone will notice when she is wearing the jacket.

    http://s1001.photobucket.com/albums/af134/ncflanagan/?action=view&current=IMAG0502.jpg

    All I have left to do is the final topstitching and hand-sewing in the lining, and I’m finished! Yippee! (I ran ahead, because my mother’s birthday is today and this is her gift.)

  3. lunachick265 February 8, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    Hi Taisa! The links don’t work for me either. I’d love to see more detail on those pockets, and ask Kristy where she found that amazing fabric!
    I haven’t found time to make up the pattern yet, but I keep getting great inspiration for when I am ready for it. I will certainly be choosing a fun print to brighten up rainy spring days in Germany!

  4. Tasia February 8, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    Hey everyone! That is so strange that the links aren’t working. They were all working yesterday! Let me see if I can figure out what happened.

  5. Tasia February 8, 2012 at 9:44 am #

    You can see more of her photos in the Flickr group here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kirstys/6772794017/in/pool-1524245@N25/
    but the links to the blog aren’t working right now.

  6. Adrienne February 8, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    Yes, the sudden high trafic may have caused the website to crash. I’ll try again later!

  7. New Ribena February 8, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    Oh dear…are those welt pockets? They are so nice but welt pockets are not my friend…yet.

  8. Kirsty February 8, 2012 at 11:57 pm #

    oops, looks like our server keeled over from the unexpected attention! Thanks everyone for your comments :-)

    The fabric is rather wild and lairy (Australian for loud and in-your-face) isn’t it? I’ve been saying to my husband I won’t be able to sneak away when I’m wearing it.

    The fabric came from http://nappiescovered.com.au/ although those not in Australia might try closer to home for some “PUL” or polyurethane coated fabric. It’s a waterproofing layer on the wrong side of the fabric applied to a whole range of quilting cottons and also some knits.

    Welt pockets really aren’t that tough once you tackle a few – you do need to be able to sew in a very straight line, but I find drawing lines on the fabric with a chalk pencil and a ruler makes a huge difference. You could always try a practice one on a scrap and see how you go. Nothing to lose really if you are working on scrap. And if you have fabric that leaps about, try some woven fusible interfacing to bring it under control.

    Noreen – that’s how I figured out where my pockets were meant to be – I put it on and drew around my hand straight on the front of the jacket.

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