How to Add A Pocket (Draft)

Prepare the front and the back panels.

Prepare the fabric for the pockets.

When we put our hands into the pocket, our palms would touch the bottom layer of the pocket. The same fabric as the front and back panels is used as the bottom layer of the pocket.

And the back of our hands would touch the top layer of the pocket, and I am using a different polka dot fabric.


Layout the fabric. Put the right sides of the top layer of the pocket (polka dot) and the front panel together.

Put the right sides of the fabric of the bottom layer of the pocket and the back panel together.


Pin the right sides of top and bottom layers of the pocket together.

Sew the sides of the pockets together, but do not sew the side with the front and back panels.


Pin the front and back panels together to sew the seam. The opening of the pocket is marked using the red pins.

Mark the end of the pocket using another pin. This is to ensure we do not sew the part between the two red pins.

(Question: where should “the end of pocket be”?)


Sew the seam from the top until the first red pin. Backstitch and cut off the thread.

Then start sewing from the second red pin to the end of the pocket, marked by the orange pin. Leave the sewing machine pin down and move the pocket out of the way so we only sew the rest of the seam.


Press the seams and the pocket is complete.

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