How to Add Hidden Pockets to a Dress or Skirt

How to Add Hidden Pockets to a Dress or Skirt

Steps on how to add in-seam pockets to a dress or skirts. Using this sewing tutorial you will learn how to make pockets in the side seam of a dress correctly and easily.
In-seam pockets are great because they are invisible and such pockets you can to add to a dress easily.

How to Make Pockets to a Dress or Skirt, step 1

For this tutorial I use two pieces of fabric that imitate the side seam of the dress.

How to Make Pockets to a Dress or Skirt, step 2

Before sewing you need to cut two pieces of every pocket having lining and main fabric, as shown on this photo.
If you do not know how to make a pattern of these parts, you can copy size a pocket of women's trousers. If it is necessary, the size of the copied his trouser pocket can be slightly reduced.

How to Make Pockets to a Dress or Skirt, step 3

Start sewing a pocket with marking the borders of the hole in seam. The size of this hole depends on the size of your hand (about 15 cm). The hand must be free to go into side seam of the dress.
The pocket must be placed on the hip line.
Mark the top point of the pocket just below the waist line (about 10 cm).

How to Make Pockets to a Dress or Skirt, step 4

Place both parts of pocket to the edge of fabric where a hole is and pin them, as shown. Fold the fabrics face to face.

How to Make Pockets to a Dress or Skirt, step 5

Stitch every parts of pocket to the edges of hole a dress with the seam allowance about 1.5-2 cm.
To see better pocket sewing process I use contrast thread.

How to Make Pockets to a Dress or Skirt, step 6

Press both halves of the pocket on the right side a fabric.

How to Make Pockets to a Dress or Skirt, step 7

Look! This is the point where will be end of stitching along the fabric of pocket.

How to Make Pockets to a Dress or Skirt, step 8

Now you need to pin both parts of pocket together.

How to Make Pockets to a Dress or Skirt, step 9

It's time to stitch the lining of a pocket together.

How to Make Pockets to a Dress or Skirt, step 10

First stitches you need to fasten using back stitches.

How to Make Pockets to a Dress or Skirt, step 11

At the end of the line you need make the back stitches also.

How to Make Pockets to a Dress or Skirt, step 12

Now it's time to use a serger.

How to Make Pockets to a Dress or Skirt, step 13

The lining a pocket is ready. But it remains to sew the side seam of a dress together.

How to Make Pockets to a Dress or Skirt, step 14

You need to stitch both segments that are near the entry points into the pocket of your dress.
This line should be go as it is shown in this picture (offset 1.2 mm).

How to Make Pockets to a Dress or Skirt, step 15

That part of the pocket which is made of lining fabric should be on the front half of dress.

How to Make Pockets to a Dress or Skirt, step 16

In addition, the lining fabric need a little shift from the input line. Press it.
If you need, you can make along this edge a decorative stitch at the last step of sewing a pocket.

How to Make Pockets to a Dress or Skirt, step 17

Using this trick you can hide the lining of a pocket.

How to Make Pockets to a Dress or Skirt, step 18

Using this trick (a finishing line) you can additionally to fix the lining of the pocket. But if you are not wanting, do not do it.

How to Make Pockets to a Dress or Skirt, step 19

The in-seam hidden pocket for your dress or skirt is ready. I hope this tutorial will help you make the pockets of your dress correctly and easily.

English isn't my first language, so please excuse any mistakes and help correct them.
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