The tiny fold at the corners should keep the edge from showing. Great Karen, thanks for sharing this with us! Cut a 2 inch wide binding strip on the bias. Cut out one rectangle and two half moon shapes using your templates. Along one 6 inch side of the band piece, baste ruffle to band, right sides together. From looking at this, the inside edges of the pocket are raw. Adding pockets is a perfect way to change the look of a garment without having to spend too much time altering pattern pieces.
Lay your card pocket former template on your pocket and press the seam allowance all the way around. Remove the template, fold over the top edge, and press again. Trim the seam allowances and the corners to reduce bulk then press back the raw edges about 1cm. Give a last press and continue sewing your garment as usual. Fabrics — This pattern is suitable for woven fabrics only. Remove weights, pattern, and tracing paper. Use the edge of the foot on the raw edge f the seam inside.
See for details about all the prizes this month! Now you can add one of three different styles of cute patch pockets to any piece of clothing! Now cut out your lining fabric using the pocket lining template. Important: Be mindful of the content of your ribbon when pressing. First, cut two pocket shapes—one out of pocket fabric and the other out of liner fabric—about half and inch all the way around bigger than you want your finished pocket to be. Sew along the edges at the sides not bottom and top right sides together Turn rightside out. To stitch the top band in place, you can either 'stitch in the ditch' or at the join between the top band and the botton section - this will hide the stitching. I made one about a foot long for the small pocket You will need this bias cut and not straight cut because it will hug your curves better. If you have a sewing-related question, jump over to our and make a post.
Mitred corner and pleat detail Press in a 15mm seam on the side seams and bottom seam, including turning under the bottom of the pleat. Matching the prints of your pocket and garment will give a professional look to your handmade clothes. Attach the Pocket Follow the pattern instructions to cut out all the necessary pieces for version 1, without the front pleat. I originally inserted side seam pockets into my Minoru, but I was not fond of them. If your top or blouse has no patch pocket, it is so easy to draft one yourself! Place right sides together and sew around the curved edge.
Sew with a zipper foot Step 3 Turn the pocket right side out through the opening. They can be made easily by extending the center fold line to accommodate the pleats. If you are using a sew in interfacing baste in place ; If you are using fusible interfacing fuse it by pressing it to the back of the pocket piece before sewing it to the garment. I positioned mine with the inside pocket edges ie those closest to the zip 55mm in from the plackett and 55mm down from the bottom elastic line. I would measure from the side seam and up from the hem. Measure around your pocket to see how long to make your strip. Unpick the zig zag stitch you have made.
And you've got yourself a luverly patch pocket!! Draw a notch where this new line meets the circle. Patch Pockets generally donot need a pattern. If you are adding pockets when the garment is made you do need to do a lot of measuring. This is your pocket pattern. I made the diameter of mine 16cm but to be sure you get a symmetrical shape fold a piece of paper in half, measure 8cm across then I measured 8.
You press the edges around it to get sharp, straight edges that are identical on each pocket you make. Just like you would cut for stitching bodices to get symmetrical cuts. Baste piping to long side of band. They are easy to make, practical and a great way to use up scraps. I place some more pins around the perimeter as well to secure down the pressed and folded edges.
You can or make little floral embroidery designs as is appropriate for the garment. Be sure to stop by for your chance to win some Party Dress fabric today. The seam allowance will pull up and around your template, in the exact shape of the future pocket. I worked with some great sample machinists, who showed me this little trick. People that are critical of the videos need to try recording videos themselves.
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. Give it a rest, people! Try this on your pockets to see what I mean — the template helps! She now wants a pocket or two on everything. And I love the little peek-a-boo of a contrasting fabric! If I am to pay for another year subscription out of my meager funds, it is important to me that the quality of the presentation not the already excellent content improve and appear professional. And what more tutorials you would like to see? Set the pattern on top of that, weight everything, and run your tracing wheel around the edges of the pattern. The template is cut in the original size and shape of the pocket as it appears on the face of the garment. Trim off the excess fabric, preferably with pinking sheers, if you have them, to avoid fraying and to help your pocket lay flat. Press carefully, making sure the space you left for turning at the top edge is turned in and pressed.
This is similar to the triangle option. Keep the pattern template inside the pocket piece and fold in the seam allowance. Experiment with top stitching, add any decoration or trim you fancy, and have fun! Flat Catch Stitch The front of your patch pocket is made! Also shorten the stitch length so that you can be more accurate in your stitching. I like to make a small bartack at the corners, as well, for strength and durability. Turn over and press a 1.