How to Sew Pockets in Seams

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How to sew an in seam pocket tutorial.

This type of pocket is most often used in the side seams of skirts or dresses, also in coats and jackets.

They are easy to master and useful to have in any garment.  Its very easy to add a pocket to any seam, even if your pattern has none. 

Please click on the button to download a FREE  template for this style of pocket. 

My main mission on this website is to connect my past and new customers with the huge collection of vintage sewing patterns in my family collection.

With over 4500 vintage patterns in the stash it’s very time-consuming to scan, clean, edit, and often translate them.  They are then graded, sewn, and finally reproduced in digital format to share with the whole world. 

I really wanted to include well-made videos to help modern sewists of all sewing levels achieve the best results when recreating these wonderful gifts from fashion history.

To be honest there are a lot of videos and sewing tutorials out there, some good and lots of not-so-good. I really want to share only the professional ways to sew, without overwhelming novice dressmakers and tailors. Realizing there are just not enough hours in the day to digitize patterns and make and edit so much video content I started to hunt for the best links to share. 

The quality of the videos produced by this wonderful Japanese company fulfills everything I wanted to share. Please read below my comments and diagrams on some of the important steps shown in their video.  

Number One comment.  I would like to talk about the use of tailors tacks. So many modern dressmakers and sewers just don´t use them!  Please click here for the reason why these will improve the quality of your sewing existence!

Number two is, quality pressing of seams I say this a lot because over the years it is the most ignored part of home sewing.  You should always set up your ironing board, along with a sleeve mini board and at least one sewing ham. Click HERE  for a pattern to make your own sewing ham. 

Number Three is having a clear plan for how you are going to treat the raw edges of your inside seams on all parts of the project before you start sewing.  The ways the seams are finished depends on several factors, taking time to consider this can change construction order, and speed up work by organizing sections into batches. . Click Here to see the different seam finishes you may choose for seam edges. 

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