Button Strap Fleur Sewalong- Part 5 - Pocket Assembly

Button Strap Fleur Sewalong- Part 5 - Pocket Assembly

After working on so many tricky bits over these past few days, let's take today nice and easy and focus on assembling our pockets and getting them attached to our skirt front.

With the wrong side facing you, turn top of pocket down 1/2” (1.3 cm) using
the notches as your guide. I also like to use my handy-dandy Clover Felt press thing. I got this a few months ago and it has really sped up my measuring game!

Press down.

Flip your pocket over to the right side and turn the ironed edge of your pocket
down 1” (2.6 cm) using fold line on your pattern piece as your guide. Sew
along side seams.

Clip your corners and flip your pocket right side out; Press.

Topstitch the edge of your pocket top, about 1/8” (0.3 cm) from the bottom folded edge.

Press the sides and bottom of your pocket in to the WS 1/2” (1.3 cm).

Helpful Tip: After ironing your pocket sides & bottom, clip out the little square bits. This will help your pocket lay a bit flatter and hide all your raw edges.

Place pocket on your front skirt matching the top edges to the dot markings
on the front skirt.

Topstitch 1/8” (0.3 cm) from the edges of your pocket. If you want extra security on your pocket, try sewing a tiny triangle at the top of the pocket point (this is where a lot of stress happens when you place your hands in your pockets).

And we are finished with our pockets, woo-hoo! That wasn't so bad for a day's worth of work, right? I will see you again tomorrow as we tackle a slightly bigger project: Part 6 - Skirt!

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