How to make an inserted pockets

This pocket has a slightly different shape from the in-seam pocket but can be endlessly altered to create all kinds of different pocket designs. The inserted pocket can only be added to a garment with a waist seam. Try adding this pocket to your favorite pants pattern or a dress with a full skirt. Drafting An Inserted Pocket Bag You must be logged in to view this content. Already a member, please log in here. If not, kindly register to view this content. You will also receive our numerous free…

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How to include a pocket to any outfit

This pocket will work with a garment that has a side seam (or a pair of side seams), and enough space inside the garment for the pocket; looser pants or a flowing skirt would be perfect. It’s an easy starter pocket because it hides in the inside of the garment. You will need: Your garment. Another scrap garment, scrap fabric, or new fabric to cut the pocket out of. It should be similar in fabric content, texture and color (if you want it to match). You’ll want enough fabric to…

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Sewing Welt Pockets

This welt pocket method is a little different than one you may have tried before. We wanted to create a very professional, strong back pocket with a completely clean finish, so there are a few extra steps that will guarantee an extra beautiful final product. First things first, go ahead and sew those back darts and press them towards center back. In the instructions, we suggest placing your fusible interfacing on the welt location before sewing the dart, but you can also do it after. This helps anchor the dart point…

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Tutorial – How to sew a welt pocket

 There are tons of different pocket styles to chose from. The fairly standard welt pocket size is about 1/2″ x 4.5″.  If you are very small or very large, you may want to decrease or increase the width to keep the proportions, but for the majority of folks, this size should be fine. Download the welt pocket pattern here.  (For printing, be sure to unselect “Fit to Page”.) Cut out, interface, and finish the edges of the Welt Facing piece.  Then, using pins and the pattern as a template, mark ends of the…

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How to make a diagonal pocket

This pocket is perfect for casual dresses, skirts, and pants. The diagonal pocket fabric is visible which gives you a great opportunity to add a little “peek” of contrasting fabric to your garment. The diagonal pocket has three parts: the skirt front, pocket bag facing, and pocket bag. If your shell fabric is a heavier weight, try using a lighter fabric for the facing to avoid unnecessary bulk. Altering The Inserted Pocket Bag and Shell You must be logged in to view this content. Already a member, please log in…

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