How to Sew a Patch Pocket to Knit Fabrics
If you tried sew t-shirt made from the knit fabric with patch pockets you must know how difficult it is to do the right. All sides of pocket are stretched, the seams become wavy and crooked. Exterior pocket becomes very rough and ugly.
If you will be sew t-shirt of knitted fabrics this tutorial helps you sew patch pocket easy and correct.
Before cutting a patch pocket from knit fabric I recommend draft a paper pattern.
To the edges a pocket you need add seam allowance 1 cm (1/2"). On the top of the pocket you can make 1.5 cm (5/8") seam allowance.
If you have a little skill I recommend you mark the hem allowances along the edges of the pocket with water soluble marking pen.
Now you need serge the top edge of the pocket.
Fold the top edge a pocket to the wrong side of knit fabric and press it.
Fold and press other edges of pocket, as shown.
Next, you need sew a top hem, as shown.
Mark the square outline on front part your t-shirt where will be placed pocket. Use for marking the water soluble marking tool.
Place the patch pocket to your knit t-shirt.
Join this detail to the fabric with pins (or baste it).
Instead pins I recommend you to baste a patch pocket to a garment. But in any case it is very difficult to sew the knit patch pocket nice and tidy. Try to do it on a scrap piece of knit fabric before sewing it on t-shirt.
During sewing a pocket don't forget remove the pins.
During stitching any knit fabrics I recommend to use an awl.
Press it well with steam iron and your patch pocket is ready.
Note: Use this method of making the patch pockets from knit fabrics after the trial exercise.
To get good results add a pocket to the scrap piece of knit fabric or sew such patch pockets to old garments that are made from knit fabrics before sewing it on your new sewing project.
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