An easy and quick way to make pockets on your slacks, skirts or dresses, is to pin the pocket piece to the front and back pattern pieces, aligning the pocket pieces to the markings on the pattern. Now that the pocket is pinned to the front and back pieces, cut the pattern all in one piece. When you sew the side seams, you’ll simply sew up to the pocket, sew around the pocket, and continue the rest of the seam.
Another tip for pockets — to help keep patch pockets from ripping at the top, sew small triangles on each side at the top, as shown below.
The above little pocket tips are an excerpt from 500 Kwik And Easy Sewing Tips book.
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