* pocket

Posted on September 12th, 2006 by maitreya. Filed under Projects with Instructions, Sewing/Fabric Crafts.

I whipped up this little button-closed pocket, lined with linen. The pattern was made up as I went along. It turned out to be really easy, mainly because I just topstitched it together. In brief: 1. Cut 8×5 inch rectangles of lining and outside. 2. Trim the corners of one of the 5 inches sides of both pieces to make a flap shape (optional). 3. Stack fabric pieces, right sides together, and stitch around the edge with a quarter inch seam allowance. Leave a gap for turning. 4. Turn inside out, poke out the corners, fold in the seam allowance at the gap, and iron flat. You can either whipstitch the opening closed, or let the topstitching do the job later. 5. Topstitch the 5 inch side (not the flap, the other one), about 1/8 inch from the edge. 6. Fold up the 5 inch side to make the pocket. Iron to make the fold. 7. Starting at the fold, top stitch up the edge to make one side of the pocket, around the flap, and down the other edge of the pocket. 8. Fold the flap how you want it and iron the fold. 9. Pick out a buttons or snaps and position how you like. 9. If using buttons, sew button holes on the flap. 10. Sew on buttons or set snaps.

Any questions, let me know.


8 Responses to “pocket”

  1. laeroport Says:

    Cute! That for the Tut!

  2. Bronwen Says:

    cute, simple is so often great.

  3. Rachel Says:

    I love projects like this. It looks great!

  4. abby Says:

    So cute! I think I need to do some sewing this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. lera Says:

    I’ve been wanting to make something just like this for all of the grocery-store discount cards that are hogging up space in my wallet!

    Thank you!!!

  6. jane Says:

    Looks nice and so much different! It’s great to have people with ideas like yours around.

  7. Kathy Says:

    On step #3, do wrong sides go together? I guess maybe I am confused, but it would seem that right sides would go together, so that when it is turned, the right sides would be on the outside.

  8. Maitreya Says:

    Thanks for the catch, Kathy. I will fix it in the directions.


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