Tuesday, July 23, 2013


I love putting pockets on children's clothing, I don't always like what I might find in them, you can make some pretty amazing discoveries when you sort the laundry. Sometimes a plain square or retangle pocket will do the trick, but why not try something new like a rounded corner pocket. This is how I do it.

I start off with a piece of fabric about 5 inches by 5.5 inches, on the grain line.

I use a rounded edge to mark the 2 lower coners.

The edges are cut and this is what your pocket should look like. 

At the top, I press in 1/4 inch and again 1/2 inch.

Notice how I have it pinned. Right sides together at the second fold that I made. I choose to sew at a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Some patterns require 5/8 inches others only 3/8 inches. 

So now I've basted abound the pocket edge  and clipped the top corners making sure not to cut my seam. Turn you pocket right side out.

I use pinking scissors to trim the curves. It helps make the shape nice and round. Everything is now pressed.

Top stitch at 3/8 inches as shown here. Your pocket is now ready to be sewn on to your garment! 

Here it is on the garment. Stay tuned to see the garment all finished! 


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