Friday, September 11, 2009

How To: Sew a Zipper Pocket

This is basically a window pocket with a zipper. Easier than a welt pocket! Cut 2 pocket bags 7" x 9" (mine are black). The brown print would be my garment or purse etc. I used a 6" zipper. It is easy to change the sizes though.
Start with one pocket bag piece, right sides together. Sew a rectangle that is as long as your zipper (6") and wide enough for the coil to show, but narrow enough to still overlap with the fabric.

The white piece of paper shows how to cut the opening. Clip as close as possible into the corners.

Push everything through the hole. Press. This is your window.

Position the zipper behind the window and stitch as shown.

Lastly, stitch the other pocket bag to the first bag, folding any other fabric out of the way.
Ta Da! A secure zipper pocket great for inside a jacket, on pants or skirt or purse.

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