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Date: 5/30/13 12:07 PM

My name is Deb and I am a pattern junkie/hoarder, especially when there's a $.99 sale!

I have several patterns that are pocket-less. I've heard tat side seam pockets are relatively painless to add.

Can anyone point me to some resources/tutorials? Any tips/suggestions?

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Date: 5/30/13 12:11 PM

If any of your patterns have a side seam pocket, just steal it & use for those which do not. Remember to mark the opening for your hand on the side front piece. I agree, pockets are not optional on pants, skirts, dresses for me.

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Date: 5/30/13 1:26 PM

If you search the message board with the phrase adding pockets, you will find a few threads that address the subject. I believe most sewing books would have instructions as well. Julia C's reply will work, too. Good luck.

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Date: 5/30/13 2:20 PM

The Burda website has a pretty good one.

Make a pattern for pocket
Sew In-Seam Pockets

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Date: 5/30/13 3:03 PM

Must. Have. Pockets. Bob Mackie designed many of Carol Burnett's clothes which she wore on her TV show. He knew to put in pockets for her!

I did buy a pair of pants without pockets once because I liked them and they fit decently well. I put in my own inseam pockets. This was not the easiest thing to do since manufacturers no longer use 5/8", but use 3/8". I used two layers of cotton fabric since it was thin.

Burda gave some good instructions. If you have enough fabric you can cut the inseam pockets in one with the garment. Many, many sewing books show this process. It saves time and bulk.

Inseam pockets aren't just for the side seams; you can put them anywhere there is a seam; i.e., yoke, waistband, princess seam--hence the name inseam aka in-the-seam pocket.

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Date: 5/30/13 9:31 PM

I too must have pockets! I've added side-seam pockets to ready-to-wear skirts.

I went so far to buy 3 books on pockets:

Claire Schaeffer's Sew Any Set-In Pocket (my favorite) and Sew Any Patch Pocket.

Also, Just Pockets: Sewing Techniques and Ideas by Patricia Moyes.

Pockets ROCK.
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