I’m continuing Recess Raglan week into a second week, but only for 2 more days! I had more to share! Today is another pocket option, the basic front pocket! You can really add this to any pattern, it’s a simple sewing skill that can add a lot to any garment.
I love using pockets for accent fabric, especially if you have a little scrap of fabric lying around that you can’t bear to part with.
After I made this shirt, I wasn’t quite sure about the scale of the pocket to the shirt, this one might be a little too big. But it is enough to hold lots of things! The pocket piece comes in 8 sizes, so you can choose how big or small you want the pocket to be!
Simple Front Pocket Tutorial //
Step 1: Cut 1 pocket
Step 2: Finish top edge with serger or zig zag stitch.
Step 3: Fold top edge under 1/2″ and stitch.
Step 4: Fold side edges under 1/4″ and press.
Step 5: Fold bottom angled edges under 1/4″ and press.
Step 6: Sew to shirt on the bodice front. Start at the top and sew around, pivoting. Leave the top open. Backstitch at the both ends.
And you’re done!