Pump new life into an old, plain tee with a funky pocket. It’s easy to do and a great way to rejuvenate your wardrobe. Want a simple way to liven up your tees? Grab some fabric scraps, contrasting threads and join us behind the sewing machine – it’s time to buck up our summer wardrobe by learning how to sew a pocket.
• A pocket-sized piece of fabric
• An iron
• Other sewing notions
How to sew a pocket
You Will Need
- Sewing machine
Cut a pocket-sized square of fun fabric. Mine measures 15cm. Fold in half and trim off the bottom corners with a curved snip. Open out and overlock (serge) the edges. Next, fold and press a 2cm hem at the top edge. Straight stitch in place.
Tuck the pocket sides and bottom edges under with a 1cm hem. Play with the corners until you get an even curve and press it all in place. Pin the pocket to your top wherever you like it best. (Tip: try it on before you commit to the placement.)
Stitch the pocket to your top, keeping your stitches nice and close to the pocket edge. Be careful to keep the back of the t-shirt out of the way when sewing. Press once more to set your stitches and you’re done! How easy was that?
Done! Now you can add pockets to all your outfits. Teach a pal how to sew a pocket by forwarding on this tutorial and tag us in a pic of your finished garments using #molliemakers.