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 13 3/4" deep by 9 1/2" at its widest and has a 6 1/2" slit reinforced at the bottom with buttonhole stitch of unbleached linen thread. This hand sewn linen pocket is machine embroidered with an unbleached linen lining and white linen backing. The 1/4" linen tape is along with pocket is 70" of girth to go around 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".
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 15 March, 2020.