Embroidering on pockets takes a little plotting and
scheming, as you can see. But in many cases, a pocket is
the perfect place to showcase a design. It's well worth
the extra effort to remove part or all of the pocket.
Some embroiderers will stitch through a pocket rather
than remove it. I don't find that quite as satisfying as
the above methods, for two reasons: First, stitching
through a pocket makes it unusable; and second, when
stitching through two layers of a cotton or linen fabric
(like used in the above shirts), I always see the fabric
pucker. As always, use the technique or process that
works for you - but I get the best and most
professional-looking results when I take the extra time
to remove the pocket.
Ready? Grab your garment with a pocket. Set? Get a seam
ripper. Go! Start ripping, start stitching, and show me
your results. Send
firstname.lastname@example.org -- I'd love to
see your pocket pizzazz!