Friday, June 9, 2017

How to Sew Doll Clothes: Adding Slant Front Pockets



Doll clothes look so cute with front slant pockets. They are easy to add to garments that have a waist seam.

For this free tutorial I am putting front slant pockets into my free A-Line skirt pattern. You can find the skirt pattern on my Facebook Page.



First you have to realise that adding extra bulk to the front as pockets will affect the fit. You need to add more ease to the skirt front or the front of any pattern not sized for front pockets.

Place the centre front of the skirt pattern 1/4" from the fold and cut it out. This doesn't have to be exact. Cut the backs the same as the pattern.


Cut out the pocket pieces from the free download at the end of the tutorial.

If you want to do piping trim you will need to stitch the piping to the right side of the lining top edge first.
Place the pocket linings on the skirt front right sides together and matching the side and waist edges.
Stitch along the top edge of the lining 1/4" from the raw edge.



Trim the seam. Clip the curve every 1/4".



Turn the pocket linings to the inside and press. Do top stitching or fancy stitching or add trim at this point.



Place the pocket bag right side down so it matches the edges of the lining and the waist and side edges of the skirt.



Flip it over and pin the pocket bag to the lining, inside out.




Match and pin the inside edges. They come together easily but you have to distort the skirt to get them together.



Stitch around the inside of the pocket with a 1/8" seam allowance. I didn't find it necessary to clip the curve.




Turn the pocket. The neat edge is on the outside and the raw edge is on the inside.




Stitch around the outside of the pocket so you just enclose the raw edge on the inside.




Finish the skirt as directed in the pattern.


Download Free Pocket Pattern Pieces

Happy Sewing,
Val