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TUESDAY TIPS: DIY POCKET DESIGN

Hi Darlings,  I get asked a lot about posting tips, tricks and design elements so I thought I would start a “Tuesday Tip” edition to the blog. I am not sure what every week will be about but I will be sharing either a tip, a trick or a design element you can try like the DIY Step-by-Step for the pocket below.

I saw this style pocket on a $150 jacket and thought oh that looks easy, lol so I thought I would give you a pocket design you can add to a jacket, skirt or dress pattern to add a little flare. xoxo

Okay you are going to need to cut the following one piece 6.5″ x 6.5″ and one 9″ high by 8″ wide

 Fold the 6.5″ square in half and press

 on the 9×8″ piece measure up 4″ and make a tiny snip into your fabric.

Then measure across the top (width) 3″ and make a snip

 Now fold at the snips and press

This what your pieces should look like now. 

Topstitch along the fold of the pressed edge on both and on the half triangle topstitch again 5/8″ from first stitching line as shown below.

Now over lap the triangle by 1 1/4″ across the top and on the side, pin and baste in place.

 Now press all around 5/8″ 

 Your pocket should now look like this…

 Pin it in place on your garment…

 Stitch along the edge all the way around your pocket.

That’s it, you have a cool new pocket! 

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