Adding a Pocket to a Skirt

The pattern I chose for Village Belle didn’t have pockets, so I wanted to add them. Adding pockets is fairly simple, especially on a skirt. Before sewing your skirt front and back together at sides, you’ll want to cut out your pockets. Make sure they’re big enough for your phone! I usually use the skirt front pattern as a guide. Be sure to add a seam allowance.

Sew around the bottom and inside seams, and partially up the side, leaving adequate room for an opening. I chose to serge these edges, but you can finish these edges however you choose.

Now pin to your skirt (on the wrong side of front) and sew along the top and side, being careful to leave the opening unsewn.

Turn right side out. Fold edges of pocket in and pin. Sew a tiny 1/8″ to 1/4″ seam.

And that’s it! You now have pockets! Yay for storage!

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