Time to get stuck into one of my sewing favourites: pockets. They may not be terribly rock n’roll but I just love them. Whenever I find them in skirts I give a little whoop of joy (well, silently. In my head).
And you won’t believe how easy it is to measure and add your own pockets. Seriously.
The hardest part is probably deciding on your fabric. Do you stick to the same material as the rest of the garment, or add a clashing/contrasting/flowery/striped fabric? Heck, it’s all good – just try and keep the fabrics the same thickness/type (this just gives you a better line).
So convinced the DIY pockets are for you? Below I’ll show you how to add them to a skirt. You can use any pattern, but if you’re keen to make your own DIY skirt, using your very own measurements, then check out this handy beginner’s guide to making your own DIY skirt pattern.
Keen to flex your skills? Check out all the posts in the Total Beginner's Guide to Sewing a DIY Skirt series: The pattern Cutting your fabric Easy pockets Sewing up Adding pleats and a simple waistband Perfect zipper in 8 steps The easy 3 step hem
The total beginner’s guide to sewing a DIY skirt | easy pockets
You will need:
material of your choice (great use for fabric scraps), roughly about 50cm x 50cm
Tailor’s chalk/fabric pen
1. Fold your scrap of fabric in half.
2. Put one hand palm side down with fingers slightly spread on the fabric.
3. Use your hand as a guide and draw around it. the shape you’re going for should look like half a heart.
4. Cut this shape out.
5. You should have two heart-shaped pieces.
6. Cut the two hearts in half.
7. Bam. Your pockets are ready to go.