How to Sew a Pocket With a Zippered Closure






Here's a quick way to assemble a zippered pocket:

Steps

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    Gather your garment, fabric, zipper and other sewing supplies.
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    Cut a pocket into a desired shape, but greater in length. Allow for a half-inch seam allowance on all sides of the pocket.
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    Cut off the top quarter of the pocket.
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    Place the zipper between the top quarter and lower part of the pocket.
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    Fold "all" four sides of the pocket over once. Fold about a half-inch to the wrong side of the fabric and iron it flat.
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    Align and pin your pocket onto your garment.
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    Stitch "all" four sides of the pocket to your garment.

Tips

  • Seam allowance is the amount of fabric that extends beyond the stitching.
  • Use pockets on the inside or outside of your garments.
  • Vary the shape and size of your pockets according to your needs.

Things You'll Need

  • Garment
  • Fabric
  • Zipper
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Matching thread
  • Common pins
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine

Article Info

Categories: Sewing Clothes