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How to sew hidden pockets
Not only are pockets incredibly easy to make and add a cool detail, but they’re also really functional. There’s always something in my pockets at all times whether it’s my car keys, bobby pins, or my hands. You can add pockets to dresses that you already have as well. Just seam rip a gap in the skirts seam line and then do the same steps that I just showed you. Every single dress that you own could have pockets if you’d like. Go to town with it and just have fun sewing!

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  • How to sew an inseam pocket. Diy:  Hidden Pockets  - Step 1
    Step 1

    First cut out four pocket shapes big enough to fit the size of your hand. The shape is kind of like a kidney bean only with a straight side on one of the sides.

  • How to sew an inseam pocket. Diy:  Hidden Pockets  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Measure the length for where you want your pockets to start. Normally for me it’s only a few inches down from the waist depending on where the waistline starts on the skirt.

  • How to sew an inseam pocket. Diy:  Hidden Pockets  - Step 3
    Step 3

    With right sides together (this means the right side of the skirt fabric will be facing the right side of the pocket fabric) pin the pocket with the straight side onto the skirt starting where you marked your measuring point.

  • How to sew an inseam pocket. Diy:  Hidden Pockets  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sew the pocket to the skirt using a size 2.5 stitch and on the 3/8 seem gage line for guidance taking the pins out as you go.

  • How to sew an inseam pocket. Diy:  Hidden Pockets  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Press the seam open and then press again so that the seam lies towards the pocket. Repeat steps 1-4 until all four of the pockets are sewn onto each side of the skirt.

  • How to sew an inseam pocket. Diy:  Hidden Pockets  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now with right sides together, pin the skirt together so that the seams and pockets match up.

  • How to sew an inseam pocket. Diy:  Hidden Pockets  - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sew what you just pinned using the 5/8 seam gage line for guidance using a size 2.5 stich. Remember that when you get to where the pocket is, turn and go around the pocket until you reach back to the skirt seam.

  • How to sew an inseam pocket. Diy:  Hidden Pockets  - Step 8
    Step 8

    Snip a cut close to the corner where the pockets meet the seam line.

  • How to sew an inseam pocket. Diy:  Hidden Pockets  - Step 9
    Step 9

    Press the skirt seams open, but press the pocket seam facing towards the pocket.

    Once you have completed these steps you will now be able to finish the rest of your skirt and shove as many things as you can into your new hidden pockets!

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Denise H.
Denise H. · 2 projects
pockets should be standard on all chothes- great project ! great way to explain how. thank you
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Maladignia
Maladignia · Amersfoort, Utrecht, NL · 87 projects
This is exactly like the pocket that I got from a coat-pattern that really didn't work for me. The pocket is the only good thing that came out of it and I use it everywhere. Pockets in skirts rock!
Very nice of you to share this tutorial and it is very clear. Well done. Happy
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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Wow your tutorial is so simple and clear! Thanks so much - I've been looking for a good pockets tutorial ^^
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