Popular from the 17th to the 19th centuries, tie-on waist pockets were an essential accessory to a woman's wardrobe. Making a pocket was a skill learned at an early age, part of the progression from girlhood to adulthood. A very portable project, it could be easily picked up at odd or stolen moments, alone or with others. This tie-on pocket is a perfect addition to a modern day wardrobe. It may no longer contain a nutmeg grater or lock of hair, but it is the ideal spot for a smart phone! It is a simple hand-stitched project to steal away a bit of treasured time. Approximate finished dimensions: 8 in. wide x 10.5 in. tall with a 5 in. deep pocket opening (20cm x 27cm x 12.7cm).