School Days Coat Sew-a-Long, Day 5

Today's post is just pockets!  Nice and easy, like Sunday morning.


Gather pieces #10 POCKET & #11 POCKET LINING.

With right sides together, and their top edges aligned, stitch the top edge of the POCKET LINING to the top edge of the POCKET with a 1/2" seam allowance.



Press seams toward the lining



trim seam allowances to 1/8" near the pocket's side edges to reduce bulk.



Fold the pocket and lining in half, with right sides together and stitch with a 1/2" seam, leaving an opening at the bottom between the notches.



Optional and helpful hint:  When leaving an opening for turning the pocket right side out, start and end your stitching at the raw edge of the seam allowance.




Now, trim seam allowances to 1/8" (except along the opening) and clip corners.



Turn pockets right side out.  Press pockets well, make sure that the corners are nice and pointy.




Topstitch the pocket 1" from the top edge (the bottom of your pocket is where we left an opening for turning).




Pin each pocket to the jacket along the pocket-placement lines that you transferred from the pattern.  The pocket overlaps the side seam by approximately 1."




Edgestitch the sides and bottom of the pocket to the jacket, pivot at the corners and backstitch at the beginning and end of your stitching.  


Now, your opening that we had for turning is closed.  


Hooray!  We now have a vest with pockets!  Almost a jacket!


One thought on “School Days Coat Sew-a-Long, Day 5

  1. So far, so good. I’m with you at day four! (Albeit, a year and a half late.) I’ll admit that I had a button hole anxiety dream, and that I’m worried about sleeves, but I’m so pleased with the product so far…!

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