Sunday, November 10, 2013

Design your own wrap skirt. Part Three, adding an inseam pocket



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The third and final part of this mini series, is adding an inseam pocket to your skirt. These instructions will work for adding in seam pockets to any skirt.
Click here for parts one and two.

(Though, please remember adding in seam pockets can alter the look of a skirt, so think carefully before adding them to a straight or A line skirt.)

Start by placing your pocket piece right sides together with your skirt front panel, matching markings or notches. Here I have used markings on the fabric.
Pin and tack in place.
Machine stitch between the markings with a 1cm seam allowance.
Press flat.

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Trim carefully to stich line at markings. Neaten pocket seam in your preferred way. Here I have used my overedge stitch on the sewing machine, stiching seam edges together.

snip at markings to machine stitching

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Neaten edge, here I have used an overcast machine stitch and sewn the seam allowance together

Press seam to the front.
Repeat all steps for skirt back panel, but press seam to the back. This reduces bulk .

Press seam allowance to the back on the back skirt panel

Press to the front on the front skirt panel

Pin and tack skirt seam above and below pocket opening. Stich a 1.5cm seam allowance, backstitching at pocket edge. Neaten and press.

Pin and tack pocket pieces together. Stich a 1.5cm seam allowance. Neaten and press.
Clip corners to reduce bulk.

Stich pocket closed using a 1.5cm seam allowance, neaten. Trim corners

trim corners of pocket

Press well. Here I have pressed the side seams to the back of the skirt.

completed pocket

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