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Olive sewalong patch pocket for the Olive dress and top pattern

Today we have short and sweet tutorial for the Olive blouse and dress – how to attach the patch pocket. This can be done on any version, and is a really fun way to play with pattern or color play on your garment! We’re going to do this now, before the v-insert is in and the front is attached to the back, because its easier to do this flat.

Let’s just make this quick and get to it!

How to sew the patch pocket on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsStarting with the pocket itself, turn in the top edge towards the wrong side by 3/8″ and press.

How to sew the patch pocket on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsTurn under again by 1″ and press.

How to sew the patch pocket on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsSew along the top edge close to the fold to secure.

How to sew the patch pocket on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsNow turn in the other 3 edges by 3/8″ – start with the bottom edge, and then the two side edges. Press well.

I have pins there just to hold it in place so you can see.

How to sew the patch pocket on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsTransfer the pocket placement markings from the pattern piece to the right side of your fabric (you can see the red dots on my fabric above).

Place the pocket down on the right side of the fabric, using the markings as your guide. Pin in place all around the three edges.

**You’ll see that I actually already have the v-insert in here. I had done things a bit out of order on this sample, so ignore that.

How to sew the patch pocket on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsSew around the the three edges of the pocket, close to the edge. Remember to leave the top open.

And that’s it!

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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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Judy Bee
Judy Bee
1 year ago

I took sewing in Junior High School in the 1960’s (arg) we did patch pockets a little different…I am going to take a photo and send it.

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Meg
1 year ago
Reply to  Judy Bee

ooooh I’d love to see that! Love seeing different techniques!