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Sewing The Perfect Patch Pocket


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Video Duration: 9 minutes 55 seconds

You’ll love this video if:

  • You are sewing a garment with patch pockets
  • You want to embellish a made garment with your own patch pockets
  • You like to sew jackets and shirts

You will Learn:

  • How to press seam allowances to wrong side of fabric
  • How to properly secure your pocket to the fabric
  • Which specialty stretch needles to use
  • How to topstitch neatly around the edge of your pocket


Sewing a blouse, coat or jacket? A patch pocket is a popular detail on all kinds of garments, so learning this technique is sure to prove useful in your sewing projects. A patch pocket is sewn directly to the right side of a garment and is simply topstitched in place, and doesn’t require any added slashes or seams. Get creative with patch pockets!

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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.