Lucy Locket and Her Pocket

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“Lucy Lockett lost her pocket, Kitty Fisher found it.
Not a penny was there in it, only ribbon wrapped around it.”

To most modern folks this nursery rhyme simply makes no sense, pockets for most of our memory have been sewn into our garments, sans ribbon. 18th Century pockets, on the other hand, were essentially medium sized bags with an opening that were tied to the waist (along with everything else). Pockets varied in size and shape as well as the materials used to make them with. Sparing you the pockets lecture I’d highly recommend the following sources before starting your project.

Pocket Research
http://www.sew18thcentury.com/2011/10/pick-pocketing.html
http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/a/history-of-pockets/
https://pin.it/zvyezorgbbcf7u
https://rihs.wordpress.com/2011/12/23/whats-in-a-pocket/amp/
http://www.larsdatter.com/18c/pockets.html

Pocket Tutorials
https://teainateacup.wordpress.com/tag/18th-century-pockets/
http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/m/make-your-own-pocket/

I’m generally one of those people who prefers to buy everything in a kit rather than having to track down each little piece, while pockets seem simple enough they do have lots of little tedious bits that…

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