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!
Starting with the pocket itself, turn in the top edge towards the wrong side by 3/8″ and press.
Turn under again by 1″ and press.
Sew along the top edge close to the fold to secure.
Now 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.
Transfer 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.
Sew around the the three edges of the pocket, close to the edge. Remember to leave the top open.
And that’s it!
// Looking for more Olive posts? //
- Sewalong Intro Post
- Inspiration and Ideas
- Tester Round-Up
- FBA with dart added
- Neckline Prep
- Patch Pocket (this post!)
- V-Insert Option 1 (clean finish)
- V-insert Option 2 (topstitch)
- Bias Sleeve Finish
- Sleeve Bands
- Long Sleeves
- Pocket and Skirt
- Bonus Hack – Dress ties
- Bonus Hack – Elastic Hem Cropped Top
- Bonus Hack – Shift Dress
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