How to hide the ppocket allowance at top during sewing năm 2024

In today's post, I'll be guiding you through the first few steps of The Rushcutter (View A). We'll be preparing our pockets, stitching them to the side panels, and then attaching our front and back.

Prepare the pockets

Take your SIDE POCKET pieces, and finish the top edge of both pieces. Consider using an overlocker, zig-zag stitch, binding, or even folding the raw edge under by 1cm. The best finish for you will depend on your chosen fabrication.

There is a notch on either side of the pocket, 4cm (1 1/2in) from the finished edge. You will be using these notches to help you fold back the pocket hem.

With the pocket face-down, fold back the top of the hem by 4cm using the notches to guide you.

Press and pin.

Sew along the edge to secure the hem in place. I used the edge of my overlocking as a guide to keep my stitching straight. If you are using a striped fabric, consider sewing your hem from the right side, so that you can follow a stripe, and get the line of stitching in exactly the right place.

Attach pocket to side panel

Work out which pocket is for your right side and which is for your left, by checking the notches. Double notches indicate the back of the panel, and a single notch indicates the front.

With right-sides facing up, place the SIDE POCKET on top of the SIDE PANEL, matching the double notch on the pocket with the double notch on the side panel, and the single notch on the pocket with the single notch of the side panel. This ensures that the right pocket is matched with the right side panel. Pin in place.

You will notice that the pocket is slightly wider than the panel it will be stitched to. This is how it is meant to be! The pocket piece is designed to be a little wider, to create a bit of shape and volume in the pocket.

Stitch around the edge of each pocket, using a 6mm (1/4in) seam allowance. This stitching is just to hold the pocket in place for when you attach the front and back pieces to the side panel. This stitching will be hidden within the seam allowance.

Attach the front

With right sides together, pin the open side of each SIDE PANEL to the corresponding BACK PANEL (you will know which one is which by looking at the notches). Stitch seams with a 15mm (5/8in) seam allowance. Finish the seam.

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How to hide the ppocket allowance at top during sewing năm 2024


As inside dress pockets tend to get lots of use, it’s well worth reinforcing the dress side seams where the pockets will go to prevent them from stretching. It’s easy to do with woven seam tape. Measure the length of the pocket opening and add 5cm, then cut your tape to this measurement. On the wrong side of the skirt pieces, place the tape centred to the marks for the pocket placement so that you have 2.5cm of tape past each pocket marking, with one edge of the tape positioned on the seamline. Stitch or fuse (depending on your tape type) in place.

How to hide the ppocket allowance at top during sewing năm 2024

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Once you have stitched the four pocket pieces to the skirt pieces, trim the seam allowance on the pocket layer on the front dress pieces to reduce bulk.

With the pockets extended, pin skirt front to skirt back RST along the pocket openings, matching markings and tack in place.

Stitch the side seams RST above and below the pocket openings, making sure to reinforce your stitching with backstitches at the pocket markings.

Press the front pocket seams towards the pockets, and the back pocket seams open. Pin pocket pieces together, matching raw edges, and stitch around pocket. Backstitch at pocket markings, catching the front seam in your stitching.

Finish pocket seam edges in the same way as your side seams. Press the pockets toward the dress front and remove tacking stitches. Reduce bulk and enable the pocket to lie flatter by carefully trimming off the point of the pocket at the pocket top.

How to insert an invisible pocket?

How to Add a Concealed Lining Pocket.

Materials: ... .

Mark notches on the edge of the Upper Front and Lower Front pieces 4.75" (12cm) apart, centred between the sides of the pattern piece..

Cut a pocket piece 5.5" (14cm) x 13.4" (34cm). ... .

Line up the notches and sew the pocket to the Upper Front piece, right sides together..

How do you sew a pocket on top?

Pin the pocket to the garment, then edge stitch it into place..

If you line up the pressure foot with the folded edge of the pocket, the seam should be about 1⁄8 in (0.32 cm)..

If you don't have a sewing machine, you can sew the pocket in place by hand..

Remember not to sew the top of the pocket!.