The Juniper Cardigan Sew Along - Attaching Pockets with FREE Pocket Pattern Pieces

Monday, July 17, 2017

It's pocket time!!

I love a good pocket - they are handy things to have on every single garment, and so today, I'm giving you all 2 free patch pocket patterns that will fit beautifully onto your Juniper Cardigans.

The 'square' one (as shown) is designed for the Long-line cardigan and the rounded one is designed for the Cropped version.



You'll need -


Optional -

  • Interfacing for both pockets


Steps - long-line cardigan pocket:

1. If you are wanting to interface your pockets (maybe you have an extra light fabric & want to give your pockets some more stability?) do this now, on the wrong side, making sure to test your interfacing on a scrap of fabric first.

2. Finish the raw edge of the angled side of the pocket, removing as little fabric as possible. Right sides together, fold over the angled pocket edge and stitch down each side using a 1cm (3/8") seam allowance. Finish remaining pocket raw edges, removing as little fabric as possible.


2. Clip corners and flip the angled edge of the pocket to the wrong side. This will turn your top and side edge under to the wrong side with a 1cm (3/8") seam allowance. Press, then secure the angled edge by placing a line of top-stitching as close to the pocket finished edge as possible.

3. Press remaining pocket edges in by 1cm (3/8").
 4. Wrong side down, place your pocket onto your cardigan, above the hip band and in from the button band. Where you would like to place your pocket within this area is completely up to you - try pinning your pocket on and adjust from there.

Back tacking at each end, secure pocket to cardigan by top-stitching around the sides, leaving the angled section of the pocket open, using a 3mm (1/8") seam allowance.


Steps - Cropped cardigan pocket:

1. If you are wanting to interface your pockets (maybe you have an extra light fabric & want to give your pockets some more stability?) do this now, on the wrong side, making sure to test your interfacing on a scrap of fabric first.

2. Right sides together, fold your pocket in half lengthwise. Press.

3. Stitch down both sides, leaving a gap at the bottom, make sure to back-tack on either side of this gap.
4. Trim down seam allowance (leaving a little extra at the bottom opening) and notch corners and curves. Turn pocket right sides out through the bottom opening and press, tucking the remaining seam allowance into the pocket. 

Optional Step:

4a. If wanting to add functional buttons to your pocket, place a button hole into the top of the pocket before attaching to your cardigan in the next step.

5. Pick a right side, then place pocket wrong side down onto your cardigan - up from the hip band and in from the button band.  Where you would like to place your pocket within this area is completely up to you - try pinning your pocket on and adjust from there.

Back tacking at each end, secure pocket to cardigan by top-stitching around the sides and bottom of the pocket using a 3mm (1/8") seam allowance.


6. Leave pockets as they are, add non-functional decorative buttons to the top of the pocket or stitch buttons to the cardigan, matching up with the buttonholes added in step 4a. Press and enjoy!




xx
J
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