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Professional looking patch pockets
Patch pockets are great simple pockets to attach to purses and garments. For a professional looking pocket, follow this tutorial for how to make the patch pocket fully lined with no raw edges showing. Have it close with an optional velcro flap.

Posted by Erin Weisbart from Vashon, Washington, United States • Published See Erin Weisbart's 8 projects »
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  • How to sew a patch pocket. Sew A Lined Patch Pocket With Finished Edges and a Flap - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut out a rectangle of fabric for your pocket and the same size rectangle out of lining fabric. If you want a flap, cut rectangles of fabric and lining that are the same width as the pocket rectangles but shorter in height. The exact size of your pocket and flaps will vary depending on your project, but remember that your final pocket will be smaller than the fabric that you cut by the width of your seam allowance on each side. For example, a pocket cut at 6" x 8" with a 1/2" seam allowance will end up with a finished size of 5" x 7".

  • How to sew a patch pocket. Sew A Lined Patch Pocket With Finished Edges and a Flap - Step 2
    Step 2

    If you want your pocket to close with velcro, sew the velcro to the flap lining piece and fabric body piece so that they align. Exact placement doesn’t matter too much as long as they are the same width away from each other on both the flap and pocket. You want the velcro to be near the bottom of the Flap and the top of the Pocket but remember that you have a seam allowance so don’t sew them too close!

  • How to sew a patch pocket. Sew A Lined Patch Pocket With Finished Edges and a Flap - Step 3
    Step 3

    Stitch the pocket lining to the pocket, right sides together, leaving a 2" gap in one side. Sew the flap lining to the flap, right sides together in the same manner.

  • How to sew a patch pocket. Sew A Lined Patch Pocket With Finished Edges and a Flap - Step 4
    Step 4

    Trim the fabric from the corners.

  • How to sew a patch pocket. Sew A Lined Patch Pocket With Finished Edges and a Flap - Step 5
    Step 5

    Turn both the Flap and Pocket right sides out and press them, making sure you press the fabric across the gap in as if it were stitched.

  • How to sew a patch pocket. Sew A Lined Patch Pocket With Finished Edges and a Flap - Step 6
    Step 6

    For extra definition, if your fabric is hard to press, or if you like decorative topstitching, edge stitch (less than 1/4″ seam allowance) around the edges of the Pocket and Pocket Flap, making sure that you catch both main fabric and lining across the gaps

  • How to sew a patch pocket. Sew A Lined Patch Pocket With Finished Edges and a Flap - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sew the Pocket to your sewing project along the sides and bottom of the Pocket, edgestitching and making sure that you stitch the gap closed.

  • How to sew a patch pocket. Sew A Lined Patch Pocket With Finished Edges and a Flap - Step 8
    Step 8

    Velcro the Pocket Flap to the Pocket so that it is properly aligned and then stitch along the top of the Pocket Flap

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