Free Pattern: Bias-trim Pocket


Last week I was making the Brownie Goose  “Junie”  dress and decided I’d like to add pockets, and since I was already making bias tape for the dress, I made pockets trimmed with the bias tape:


Rounded pockets are great because :

  • they are easy to stitch into on a garment  since there are no squared-off corners that require precision-placement
  • they don’t collect lint inside the corners….because there are no corners!

Here’s how to make these Bias-trim Gathered Pockets:

  • Open the pattern here (right click, open in new window):   BiasTrimPocketPattern2016:
  • You can then either download or print by clicking on this tab in the upper right corner:print download


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  •  Cut one outer fabric and one lining fabric for each pocket, on the fold:


  • Match up inner and outer fabrics, right sides together, pin along curved edge only.


  • Stitch along the curved edge only with a 1/4″ seam allowance:


  • Clip curves:


  • Flip inside out and press:


  • Stitch along top edge with 2 rows of long basting stitches, one 1/4″ from edge, the other 3/8″ from edge; gather the top edge to measurements listed on pattern piece by pulling top threads, and secure them by winding around pins on either end. Stitch across top edge to secure gathering stitches:


  • Cut 1″ Double-Fold bias tape to measurements listed on pattern piece:


  • Unfold bias tape and pin to inside of pocket, matching top edges, and leaving a 1/2″ extension off either end of pocket.  Straight-stitch across top of pocket at the fold-line of the bias-tape:


  • Flip pocket over to outside, tuck bias tape extensions under:


  •  Fold bias tape over to the pocket outside, enclosing the gathered top edge of pocket and pin:


  • Edge-stitch  along bias tape edge:


  • Place pocket on garment, pin into place, and edgestitch, backstitching at top corners of pocket to secure.

What are your favorite pockets to sew?


BiasTrimPocket copy




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