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Kelly Sewalong : Pockets and Side Seams

Kelly Sewalong - Pockets & side seams

Let’s get started on the construction of our Kelly skirts, shall we? First up, we have the pockets and side seams!

Pockets

how to sew thew pockets and side seams on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Start by placing one of your pocket linings on top of the corresponding front skirt piece, with right sides together.

how to sew thew pockets and side seams on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Line up along the pocket opening and pin in place.

how to sew thew pockets and side seams on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Sew 5/8″ (1.5 cm) from the raw edge around the pocket opening.

how to sew thew pockets and side seams on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Clip the seam allowance on the raw edge.

how to sew thew pockets and side seams on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns
how to sew thew pockets and side seams on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Pick up the pocket lining and flip towards the inside of the skirt/wrong side of the fabric.

how to sew thew pockets and side seams on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Press the pocket opening flat, so now the wrong sides of the fabric are facing each other and the raw edge is enclosed.

how to sew thew pockets and side seams on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Topstitch 1/2″ (1.3cm) from the edge of the pocket opening.

how to sew thew pockets and side seams on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Here is the topstitching from the right side of the skirt.

how to sew thew pockets and side seams on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Now open up the pocket and skirt so they are both laying flat with right sides facing up.

how to sew thew pockets and side seams on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Place the pocket facing on the pocket lining with right sides together, so that the curved edges match up. Pin in place.

how to sew thew pockets and side seams on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Stitch around the curved edge 5/8″ (1.5cm) from the outer edge.

how to sew thew pockets and side seams on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Finish the raw edge with your preferred method.

how to sew thew pockets and side seams on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Flip the pocket facing back towards the inside of the skirt piece and press flat.

You may choose to use a long baste stitch to secure the pocket to the skirt at the top and side edge.

how to sew thew pockets and side seams on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Repeat for the other side.

how to sew thew pockets and side seams on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

And here is what it looks like from the wrong side.

Side Seams

how to sew thew pockets and side seams on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Lay the two skirt front pieces down so that the right sides are facing upwards.

how to sew thew pockets and side seams on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Place the skirt back on top so that the right sides are facing each other and so that the side seams match up.

how to sew thew pockets and side seams on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Sew the skirt fronts to the skirt back using a seam allowance of 5/8″ (1.5cm).

how to sew thew pockets and side seams on the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Finish the raw edges with your preferred method, and then press the seam either open or towards the skirt back.

Optional: You may choose to topstitch 1/8″ (0.3cm) from the seam along the side seams of the skirt.


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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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