How to Sew a Patch Pocket

Keya Harper
by Keya Harper
3 Materials
20 Minutes

Hey guys! Are you ready to learn how to sew a patch pocket? Follow along and learn through these simple steps.

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Tools and materials:

  • Topstitch thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Fabric
Pocket piece

1. Cut and iron

Start by cutting out a pocket. Then iron down the seam allowance, and cut away the bulk from the corners.


2. Sew in the seam allowance

Line up the edge of the seam allowance with the presser foot. Sew using topstitching thread. 


3. Row one

Place your pocket on the fabric and pin it in place. Start topstitching at the right hand upper corner.

Count your stitches and then pivot around to line the presser foot with the roll line.

Sew down and around 1/8 inch away from the roll line.


When pivoting at the corners, make sure the groves on the presser foot still line up with the roll line.

You can count your stitches to make sure both sides have the same amount of stitches.


4. Row two

When you get to the left corner, slow down and pivot. Make sure the presser foot is still lined up with the edge of the pocket.

Pivot again, walk the presser foot towards the first row of topstitching, and pivot again.

Line up the outside edge of the presser foot with the first row of topstitching, and sew till you get back to the other side.

How to sew a patch pocket

How to sew a patch pocket

Sewing a pocket is easy when you know the proper technique. Use topstitching thread and count your stitches, if necessary.

Leave me a comment and let me know how your pockets come out. 

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Suggested materials:
  • Topstitch thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Fabric

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