How to Sew a Patch Pocket

Sewing expert Miss Libby Rose here shows us how to sew a patch pocket on a garment, with or without a button. Watch the video to see Libby in action!

You Will NeedHow to Make

Patch Pocket

 

 

1. Cut out both templates

 

2. Cut your fabric using the larger template as a guide

3. Place the smaller template onto the cut fabric

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

5. Fold each overlap and press with an iron

6. Take out cardboard

7. Sew along the top edge

8. Trim the threads

9. Pin pocket onto backing fabric / garment

10. 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.

11. Remove all pins

 

Button Pocket

 

 

1. Cut out both templates

2. Cut your fabric using the larger template as a guide

3. Place the smaller template onto the cut fabric

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

5. Fold each overlap and press with an iron

6. Take out cardboard

7. Fold in half to find the middle

8. Place a chalk mark towards the top of the fabric. This is where the buttonhole will be sewn.

9. Place the button centrally on this mark, and chalk either side to gauge size

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

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

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

13. Hand sew the button onto the backing fabric

14. Pin the pocket in place over the chalk marks

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

16. Remove pins

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