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ArtBarn Team Sews The Pocket Tunic, Butterick 6492

At one of our informal Tuesday ArtBarn team lunch meetings, we decided to do another team sew-along using Katherine's new pocket tunic, Butterick 6492

We used fabric from our online store and from our stashes, collaborating on fabric choices, fitting, sewing. Two who shall remain nameless put the pocket in backwards (moaning and gnashing of teeth). Every fabric responded differently, and each of us fitted as we sewed. The style is loose fitting, in the back it hangs from the shoulders. The pocket is designed to be a single layer. How sweet it is to have pockets in a comfortable knit top!

I took notes as I sewed

  • I made my usual adjustments and fitted/basted every step of the way
  • made a 1” seam at the pocket opening so I could turn under the opening
  • Made the pocket single layer
  • Interfaced the pocket opening
  • My fabric was spongy, had 4 way stretch and grew a bit from the weight, so had to make adjustments for that
  • If you are sewing 2 different knits, sew with the more stable one on top
  • Sewed the entire garment with a walking foot - watch for pile-up behind the foot but sewing with it is a life saver

Beth's Tunic

Carol's Tunic

Diane's Tunic

Nellie's Tunic

Katherine's Tunic

Marcy's Tunic

Love to see your rendition!

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