Are you looking to add a functional and trendy touch to your handmade garments? Look no further than the kangaroo pocket! This pocket style is not only practical, but also adds a stylish element to any top or jacket. With a few simple steps, you can easily add this pocket style to your next sewing project.
Step 1: Prepping the Pocket Opening Fold the pocket opening edges over to the wrong side and press by 2 cm. To secure the opening, topstitch it with double stitching using one of three methods:
1. Cover-stitch Machine: While sewing, ensure that on the wrong side of the fabric, the folded edge is underneath the stitches.
Step 2: Prepping the Pocket Placement Fold the top and side edges of the pocket over to the wrong side by 1 cm, and mark the pocket placement on the right side of the front piece. Pin the pocket to the front piece, following the markings, with the wrong side of the pocket to the right side of the front.
Step 3: Sewing the Pocket to the Front Piece Align the bottom (unpressed) edge of the pocket with the front hem. Sew the pocket to the front piece along the top, side, and bottom edges at 2-3 mm distance from the edge. To secure the pocket opening, make 1-1.5 cm long zig-zag bar tacks on top of the stitchings.
And that's it! With these simple steps, you can easily add a functional and stylish kangaroo pocket to any garment. Not only does this pocket style provide a convenient place to store your phone, wallet, or keys, but it also adds a trendy element to any garment. So, next time you're looking to elevate your sewing game, try adding a kangaroo pocket to your project.