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How to Sew Hip Pockets on Pants


At a glance

Video Duration: 15 minutes 11 seconds

You’ll love this video if:

  • You are unsure of how to sew a hip pocket
  • You are sewing a pattern that includes a side seam pockets
  • You’d like to expand your sewing skill set

Techniques Demonstrated in this Video:

  • How to position the pocket piece on your pants
  • How to press the pocket correctly
  • How to edgestitch along the opening
  • How to finish the pocket


In this video, Denise Wild will demonstrate the necessary steps for sewing a hip pocket into the side seam of a pair of pants. You’ll learn how to properly prepare, position and install the pocket pieces to the pants, and how to finish the pocket and attach a yoke. You’ll be sure to use the skills taught in this video for many 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.