Sew-along → Part 2 - Sewing the pocket on Skirt Sewing Pattern N.75

Sew-along → Part 2 - Sewing the pocket on Skirt Sewing Pattern N.75

In today's post, I'd like to show how to sew the pockets on the skirt - Sewing Pattern N.75. Some may have difficulties with the curved part of the pocket - and here's a tip that may help you sew it easily in a few steps. 

Firstly, double fold the upper raw edge of the pocket - 1st at 1 cm or 3/8" and 2nd at 3 cm or 1,18", and stitch as shown below.

Before continuing, you can finish the raw edges with a serger or sewing machine with stitches similar to a serger.

Now set the machine to a long regular stitch and make a stitch on the pocket's curved part at circa 5 mm (1/8" would be fine too) from the raw edge, see the photos. Do not backstitch, nor at the start and nor at the end, and leave long tails of thread.

Gently pull the threads to gather the fabric around the curve.
Turn the edge to create a 1 cm (or 3/8") fold and press. Use the curved part of your tailor scissors or a corner and edge shaper to mold the curve.

Right side view.

Wrong side view.

Once you are satisfied with the result, press again, and then pin the pocket to the front panel of the skirt. Align the side notches.

Stitch the pocket. If you have the presser foot shown in the photo - use it to make the topstitch right next to the pocket's edge. In case you don't have it - make the stitch using a regular presser foot.

In the end, make a basting stitch by machine along the side seam to have the pocket fixed in place after removing the pins.

And that's it!
If you have any questions, let me know.

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