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How to attach the pockets on the Tania Culottes by Megan Nielsen Patterns

One of the best part of the updated version of the Tania culottes is the new pockets! Who doesn’t love pockets?! These ones on Tania are nice and deep, and super easy to put together. Don’t have the new version of Tania, but you do have the old one? Don’t worry, we’ll be showing you how to add them to the old version, too! Stay tuned for that post. 

So, like I mentioned before, the instruction booklet has you do the pockets first and then the pleats, but I chose to do these steps in the opposite order. Whichever you choose really doesn’t make a difference, it won’t change anything about the construction.

Now let’s get to those pockets! The construction is the same for all views. So whichever version you choose to make, this is the tutorial for you.

How to attach the pockets on the Tania Culottes by Megan Nielsen Patterns How to attach the pockets on the Tania Culottes by Megan Nielsen Patterns With right sides together, pin your pocket facings to the front piece on both sides, matching up the straight edge.

Stitch in place 5/8” from the edge, until you meet that notch.

How to attach the pockets on the Tania Culottes by Megan Nielsen Patterns How to attach the pockets on the Tania Culottes by Megan Nielsen Patterns Press the pocket facing and seam allowance away from the front piece, so that the seam allowance is underneath the facing, and so the right sides are both now facing up.

How to attach the pockets on the Tania Culottes by Megan Nielsen Patterns On the facing, understitch close to the seam. This attaches the seam allowance to the facing, and prevents the facing from rolling to the outside. 

How to attach the pockets on the Tania Culottes by Megan Nielsen Patterns With right sides together, place the pocket bag on top of the pocket lining, matching up the curved edge. Pin in place.

How to attach the pockets on the Tania Culottes by Megan Nielsen Patterns Stitch around the curved edge only. Then finish the raw edge with your preferred method (not shown).

How to attach the pockets on the Tania Culottes by Megan Nielsen PatternsHow to attach the pockets on the Tania Culottes by Megan Nielsen Patterns How to attach the pockets on the Tania Culottes by Megan Nielsen Patterns  Flip your new pocket around to the inside. You have three layers of fabric now that should line up along the waist and side seam. Press everything well, and pin in place at the waist and side seam.

How to attach the pockets on the Tania Culottes by Megan Nielsen Patterns Baste the three layers in place along the waist and side seam.  How to attach the pockets on the Tania Culottes by Megan Nielsen Patterns You have pockets!

How to attach the pockets on the Tania Culottes by Megan Nielsen PatternsThis is what it looks like on the side of the pocket. See how the understitching makes the facing stay in the outside and not visible from the outside?

How to attach the pockets on the Tania Culottes by Megan Nielsen Patterns

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About Author

Holly writes part time for the Megan Nielsen blog– sewing like crazy, creating tutorials and sewalongs. She has been sewing since she was a little girl, and has her degree in apparel design. Now she’s a stay at home mama, and spends all her free nap times at her sewing machine.

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