Thursday, July 19, 2012

Design Team: Jeans Pocket Card

Shop Hop
Hello Pages Peeps, this is Michelle here today. Are you ready for the 2012 SoCal Shop Hop which begins tomorrow? There are 41 stores participating from San Diego to Bakersfield. Passport holders get 20% off at each store including Pages from the Heart, plus there are lots of games and giveaways. Each store has their own pin and make and takes, that matches their Wacky Holiday theme. Pages has some super cute items to match their Teddy Bear Picnic holiday. So come and join the fun. I have my route planned out, do you?

The Reveal
This is the last in my series of projects featuring Echo Park's This & That Charming collection. Since this is a boy themed collection, I wanted to pay homage to the theme without specifically making a boy project. I decided on making something related to jeans which reminded me of a boy, but can also be used for a girl.

Jeans Pocket Card
I used some dark blue cardstock that looked like the color of dark washed demin, plus yellow thread and a sewing machine for the base. I added pieces from This & That collection for the accents.

The Details
I wanted an iconic jeans pocket so I went with a Levis 501 look. I found out the design is called a gull wing pocket with a red tab logo fabric, which you can read about here. I really felt like a seamstress as there was a lot of stitching and replicating the parts. I cut out a pocket and drew in the stitching lines with a pencil. I sewed most of the lines first, only attaching it to the card base with the outlining stitch along the edges minus the one on the top so the pocket has a top opening.

I punched out a yellow tab using a tab hand punch, wrote a sentiment instead of a brand and adhered it to the side where the red label would go. 

I stitched some belt lines across the top. I cut out some narrow rectangles and stitched around them for two belt loops. I also cut out a design from the patterned papers to make a larger label. 

I thought the pocket would be a good place to put money or a gift card for the recipient, especially if the gift card is from Gap or some other place that sells jeans. I placed a sticker the size of a gift card to show the use of the pocket for display purposes. As a finishing touch, I distressed the card with some chalk ink to simulate some wear on the fabric. 

You can make a pocket card based on your favorite brand or item of clothing, you don't have to stick with jeans. You can make a really cute girl version using patterned papers and ribbons. Let your creativity be your guide. 

The Supplies
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper: Echo Park
Sticker: Echo Park
Tab Punch: Fiskars
Chalk Ink: Prima
Thread: Coats & Clark
Sewing Machine: Singer

Thanks so much for stoppin' by,

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