These directions focus on functionality and construction of the self-faced patch pocket.
As a general rule, patch pocket dimensions are the size of your hand plus ¾” – 1 ½” (2-4cm) all around for ease.
With right sides together, fold the hem to the outside along the fold line. Stitch ends. Trim seams.
If desired, topstitch or use a decorative stitch along top edge of pocket before applying to garment or leave plain.
Place pocket on garment matching placement lines and markings. Edgestitch or topstitch pocket in place, leaving top edge open.
Tip: To hold pocket in place while sewing, us a thin strip of lightweight fusible webbing. Place it under the sides and bottom edge of the pocket and gently press to secure it.
After cutting the pocket of your desired shape and fabric, mark the hem fold line either with a fabric marking pen or by clipping on either side of the hem line.
Finish upper edge of pocket.
For pockets with rounded corners, ease stitch (baste) the curved edges 3\8” (1 cm) from raw edges and notch the seam allowance around the curved edge.
Turn upper edge and seam allowances to inside, pressing in place. For pointed corners, fold corners diagonally. For rounded corners, pull ease stitches to ease fullness, notch curves if you have not already done so. Press.
Pockets: Self-faced Patch Pocket
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