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How to Sew a Patch Pocket
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How to Sew a Patch Pocket

Difficulty Beginner
Budget < £10
Time < 1 hour

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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How to make

Step 1

Cut out both templates

Patch Pocket

Step 2

Cut your fabric using the larger template as a guide and place the smaller template onto the cut fabric

Patch Pocket

Step 3

Fold both the fabric and the template to ensure that they are centred

Patch Pocket

Step 4

Fold each overlap and press with an iron

Step 5

Take out cardboard template

Patch Pocket

Step 6

Sew along the top edge, trim the threads and pin pocket onto backing fabric / garment

Step 7

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.

Step 8

Remove all pins

Patch Pocket

How to Add a Button

Step 1

Cut out both templates

Button Patch Pocket

Step 2

Cut your fabric using the larger template as a guide and place the smaller template onto the cut fabric

Step 3

Fold both the fabric and the template to ensure that they are centred

Button Patch Pocket

Step 4

Fold each overlap and press with an iron

Button Patch Pocket

Step 5

Take out cardboard template

Button Patch Pocket

Step 6

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

Step 7

Using the sewing machine, sew a button hole over the chalk marks

Step 8

Use a seam ripper to open the button hole. Rip from halfway on each side to ensure a controlled rip

Step 9

Chalk around the pocket onto backing fabric, and chalk into the button hole to show where to sew button

Button Patch Pocket

Step 10

Hand sew the button onto the backing fabric

Step 11

Pin the pocket in place over the chalk marks

Button Patch Pocket

Step 12

Using the sewing machine, sew the pocket onto the backing fabric using the chalk marks as a guide

Button Patch Pocket

Step 13

Remove pins

Button Patch Pocket

Helpful Docs & Software

Patch Pocket template

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