1365 Edgewood Drive, Lake Geneva, WI 53147; Phone (262) 203 5192

Linen Pocket with Crewel Work C


Have you ever wanted an embroidered pocket but never had the time to make one? Do you carry a large purse? This c. 1730-1780 pocket is based on the measurements of a large original American pocket of 16 3/8" deep by 13 1/2" at its widest. The plentiful 8" slit is reinforced all the way around with pieced tape in the brown check lining and has a wide 1 1/2" opening. This hand sewn linen pocket is machine embroidered with an unbleached linen lining. The 1/4" linen tape is along with pocket is 63" of girth to go around your waist along with plenty for tying for most women. This pocket is inspired by original pockets that appear to be remade of an earlier embroidered item. For example in The Proceedings of the Old Bailey in 1764 two men "were indicted, for that they, on the 24th of March , about the hour of nine at night, the dwelling house of George Rice , Esq ; did break and enter, and stealing . . .  the property of Anne Brown, spinster; one linen pocket, one worsted pocket".

Made in the USA.

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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 15 March, 2020.

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