Friday, May 15, 2015

Sewing with Miss E and Me: Patch Pockets

Here's our Friday Sewing Lesson with Miss E and Me.

Here is an easy way for a beginner sewer to make patch pockets.
The ruler is in the photo to show you that the first pocket is laying on top of the fabric.
 1. Cut out one pocket. To cut out another pocket exactly the same, lay the first pocket on top of the fabric and match the pattern. Pin, and cut out.
 2. Pin the pockets on a piece of lining fabric.
 Sew all around the pocket using a 1/4 inch seam.
 Now, cut out the pocket and lining material.


3. Cut a small slit in the lining fabric only.

 4. Turn the pocket gently right side out through the slit. Press the pocket. Next get out some Wonder Under.

 5.  Place the Wonder Under inside the pocket through the slit.  Make sure the slit edges are close together, and then iron to melt the Wonder Under and seam the slit closed.

6.  Topstitch any decorative stitching on the pocket, and then pin to garment.  Sew around 3 edges of the pocket, back-stitching at the beginning and end of the pocket. 

Smiles,
Miss E and Me

1 comment:

  1. This is a great tutorial on sewing patch pockets. I would love for you to link up your sewing tutorial at the Stitch It, Blog It, Share It Link Party going on now at BehindtheSeamsSewing.com.

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