So I am a completely self-taught seamstress. I grew up watching the women in my family sewing, embroidering and making and learnt nearlly all of my skills by watching them and also trial of error, apart from a learning some seriously basic skills at GCSE level in school thats pretty much my fashion education.
I’ve been wanting to find a really simple tutorial on in-seam pockets for a while now and I spumbled upon this one today whilst in the middle of sewing my green velvet 60’s shift dress(previous post). I thought I would share it with you guys as I found this online tutorial really useful.
The process can also be found here:
I just literally drew a mittenlike shape a little larger then my hand in the same shape as the one in the first image. I cut out 4 peices in the same shape out of my velvet (2 right side, 2 wrong side), and then followed the steps. As you guys know from my last post, i dont have an iron so i had to do with out and just made doubly sure as i was pinning… it worked fine, even without an iron, and now i have MASTERED the side seam pocket! HORRAH!
Here is a photo mid action. Have a go at it….put pockets in your favourite pattern! Mmmmm…poooockets……(oh dear ;-P)