Sewing expert Miss Libby Rose here shows us how to sew a patch pocket on a garment with or without a button. Look at the steps below to see Libby in action!
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Cut out both templates
Cut your fabric using the larger template as a guide and place the smaller template onto the cut fabric
Fold both the fabric and the template to ensure that they are centred
Fold each overlap and press with an iron
Take out cardboard template
Sew along the top edge, trim the threads and pin pocket onto backing fabric / garment
Using the sewing machine, sew the pocket onto the backing fabric using around the three unsewn edges, being sure to lift the foot before turning the garment.
Remove all pins
How to Add a Button
Fold in half to find the middle, place a chalk mark towards the top of the fabric. This is where the buttonhole will be sewn. Place the button centrally on this mark, and chalk either side to gauge size
Using the sewing machine, sew a button hole over the chalk marks
Use a seam ripper to open the button hole. Rip from halfway on each side to ensure a controlled rip
Chalk around the pocket onto backing fabric, and chalk into the button hole to show where to sew button
Hand sew the button onto the backing fabric
Pin the pocket in place over the chalk marks
Using the sewing machine, sew the pocket onto the backing fabric using the chalk marks as a guide
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