May 23, 2014 Inseam Studios

HOW TO SEW A PATCH POCKET

This week has really been a pocket week in the studio. It seems as if everyone has conspired and decided to do as many pockets as possible. So this week’s tutorial just had to be a pocket.

One of the most common pockets you will come across is a patch pocket. It is a handy compartment and can be easily added to a garment you are creating, or to a garment you already have, but would like to enhance with your own creative touch.

Below you will find the steps to draft a pattern for your patch pocket and detailed instructions on how to sew one.

Happy sewing!

STEP 1:

How to sew a patch pocket step 1

  • draft your pocket as illustrated
  • pocket height and width can be adopted to your own preferred measurements

 

STEP 2:

How to sew a patch pocket step 2

  • cut out your pocket
  • using tailors chalk, mark top patch pocket seam ¼”
  • mark top patch pocket fold line 1 ¼” from the edge

 

STEP 3:

How to sew a patch pocket step 3

  • fold the top of the pocket down on your 1 ¼” mark line(right side to right side)
  • pin in place

 

STEP 4:

How to sew a patch pocket step 4

  • turn up ¼” seam on both pocket sides
  • pin in place to secure

 

STEP 5:

How to sew a patch pocket step 5

  • stitch turned up pocket corners as illustrated
  • stitch should run on the ¼” side seam

 

STEP 6:

How to sew a patch pocket step 6

  • snip out pocket corners on both sides

 

STEP 7:

How to sew a patch pocket step 7

  • turn the pocket top edge over to the right side
  • push out corners to achieve sharp corner look
  • turn up ¼” seam and baste in place

 

STEP 8:

How to sew a patch pocket step 8

  • topstitch turned up seam

 

STEP 9:

How to sew a patch pocket step 9

  • turn up ¼” pocket seam
  • baste the seam in place for support and to achieve neat corner curves

 

STEP 10:

How to sew a patch pocket step 10

  • place pocket on the garment and secure in place

 

STEP 11:

How to sew a patch pocket step 11

  • topstitch around the pocket

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Until the next time!

 

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