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Please refer to Page 2 UPPER POCKET as well as these directions.
This is the first area where the finishing raw edges item in the General Construction Information will be used. Before you start #2 be aware that the area you are folding in (that has the interfacing) is a raw edge. In order for the robe to with stand washing you will want to finish this edge before you start constructing the pocket.
There are many ways to finish this edge. Any of the methods described in Basic Seam Finishes will work to finish a single raw edge, such as the pocket edge.
However for areas such as a pocket facing I prefer a clean finished edge. This is done by turning the edge under 1/8" to 1/4" and stitching the fabric to itself. This is the best way to make sure that your fingers won't get entangled in threads when you use the pocket.
||Clean finish or apply a seam finish to the upper edge of the pockets.|
||Stitch the facing as described in #2 of the directions. Trim the facing as described in #3|
||If you do not own a purchased pocket curve that is noted in #5, there are a few other ways to get a perfectly turned edge on your pocket.
THe first one is to make a thin cardboard template of the pocket using the turn lines for the edge and pressing the seam allowance around the cardboard.
Another way is to stitch the line that you will be turning and use the line of stitching to turn the fabric on.
Turn and press the pocket as described in steps #4 and #5 in the directions.
||Top stitch the facing into place as directed in step #6.
By referring to the pictures, you will see that the upper pocket is placed on the left front side. Find this fabric piece and line up the markings with the pocket piece. Pin the pocket to the front piece of the robe and edgestitch the pocket into place. Do one or two reverse stitches at the top edge of the pocket to keep the stitches from coming undone.
Press to set the stitches.