Sailor Top dress I made a while back? I sewed patch pockets to the dress and I toyed with the idea of writing a tutorial for a lined patch pocket. But I forgot to take photos of the steps and yesterday I finally got down to taking pics and writing the tute. Sorry, the weather was bad when I took the pics so they were taken indoors and my camera did not like me.
Making a lined patch pocket requires just a tiny bit more effort and fabric but isn't it nice when you reach into your pocket and you don't feel any raw edges? You can use my tute to sew a lined patch pocket on a skirt, dress or even a bag. The method is the same.
Step 1: Click on this link and download the pocket template. Use Adobe Reader to print it at 100% or actual size. Cut out the template.
The finished size of this pocket is 6 inch across and 6 3/8 inch tall. Feel free to modify the size to suit your needs.
Pin template to fabric if necessary and cut exactly on outline of template. You will cut through 2 layers of fabric.
Optional: You can interface the fabric or not. I'm skipping the interfacing because YOLO.
Iron seams open.
Unpick the 2 inches of large stitches.
Use a knitting needle to poke at the corners.
Iron out the wrinkles. Pay attention to the 2 inch gap. The seams should be folded nicely as if there wasn't a gap.
Place pocket on the skirt/dress/bag fabric you want to sew to. Pin.
Sew pocket to skirt/dress/bag fabric by following the instructions above. Sew close to the edge of pocket.