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How to Sew an Integrated Side Seam Pocket


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Video Duration: 7 minutes 27 seconds

You’ll love this video if:

  • You want to add pockets to any existing pattern
  • You want to sew smooth, seamless side seam pockets
  • You want to add a practical feature to your garment

You will Learn:

  • How to mark the openings and placement of the pocket
  • Where and how to sew the pocket
  • How to properly trim and clip the side seam
  • How to press the pocket for a flat finish


In this video, you’ll learn how to draft and sew an all-in-one side seam pocket. Even if your pattern does not include a side seam pocket, you can easily attach a functional pocket right to the side seam! This type of pocket does not require any additional or separate pattern pieces, allowing you to add the pocket to your garment with ease.

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About the Expert:

Meg Healy began to sew at the age of 12, where she began experimenting with fabric and seams on her Brother little domestic sewing machine. Studying at both Fanshawe College and Parsons the New School for Design in NYC, Meg gained the technical skills in pattern making and advanced sewing that led to a number of awards for her design and construction skills. Before becoming the Online Editor of BurdaStyle.com Meg worked as a pattern making intern for Vera Wang. Meg also launched her own highly unique clothing line consisting of fashion-forward spandex leggings in 2010.