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.
- draft your pocket as illustrated
- pocket height and width can be adopted to your own preferred measurements
- cut out your pocket
- using tailors chalk, mark top patch pocket seam ¼”
- mark top patch pocket fold line 1 ¼” from the edge
- fold the top of the pocket down on your 1 ¼” mark line(right side to right side)
- pin in place
- turn up ¼” seam on both pocket sides
- pin in place to secure
- stitch turned up pocket corners as illustrated
- stitch should run on the ¼” side seam
- snip out pocket corners on both sides
- 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
- topstitch turned up seam
- turn up ¼” pocket seam
- baste the seam in place for support and to achieve neat corner curves
- place pocket on the garment and secure in place
- topstitch around the pocket
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