Tutorial: How to Sew Patch Pockets
Patch pocket is easiest way of making pockets for any garments. Learn how to sew such pockets with this step-by-step guide!
For beginners I recommend to draw four lines of all borders a pocket.
This isn't strictly necessary, but it's desirable to mark a pocket's place on fabric of garment also.
In this video lesson you learn how to sew patch pocket with flap.
How fold top part of patch pocket
Now fold top part of patch pocket along drawn top line, as shown, and press it.
Next, lift this folded strip up and make double hem, as shown.
How fold other sides of pocketInstead making the double hem you can to serge the top edge or to use zig zag stitches.
In this step you need to iron other three edges of pocket, as shown. Fold these edges on wrong side with seam allowance 1 - 1.5 cm.
Now this preparatory work using a iron is over and your patch pocket is ready for adding on fabric of your skirt or pants.
If you will sew t-shirt with pocket see How to make patch pockets of knit fabrics.
Sewing pockets to garments
First, you need to stitch the double hem.
I recommend make this seam along wrong side of patch pocket.
Now place the pocket into identified boundaries and pin it to the fabric of a skirt or pants.
Final step of making patch pocket
This is final step. You need make finishing stitches only.
If you want you can do it using a double needle.
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