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How to Sew Hip Pockets on Pants

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Video Duration: 15 minutes 11 seconds

You’ll love this video if:

  • You are sewing a pattern with a hip pocket
  • You have never sewn this type of pocket before
  • You’d like learn to sew a popular style detail

You will Learn:

  • How to line up the pattern pieces correctly before sewing
  • How to assemble the pocket pieces
  • How to secure the opening with a row of edgestitching

Description

In this video, Denise Wild will show you how hip pockets are sewn in professionally finished garments. You’ll learn how to position the pocket accurately for the best fit, how to neatly press and edgestitch the opening of the pocket, and how to finish off the pocket by attaching a hip yoke piece. This type of pocket is a popular feature on skirts, pants and shorts of all styles, so this is one sewing step you’ll likely encounter in your future sewing projects!

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About the Expert:

Sewing expert, magazine editor, and author Denise Wild is the Founder of LoveSewing and The Sewing Studio and the Content Director of BurdaStyle. Denise started teaching sewing classes in her Toronto apartment in 2004, and those classes evolved into The Sewing Studio New York, now one of North America’s leading sewing schools. Denise is the Editorial Director of BurdaStyle US magazine, and has worked as a magazine editor since 2000 for top national publications including FLARE, House & Home, Faze, and ANOKHI. Denise wrote the popular sewing reference book Mend & Make Fabulous, and has written for numerous publications and networks including Hello!, Elle, HGTV, W Network, Glow, Elevate, Chatelaine, and Slice.