How to make back pockets on jeans like a proMonday, August 24, 2009
Hope you can take some more jeans making methods. This time I want to talk about the back pockets. I have shown this method before, but I love it so much that I want to plug it again. The secret to razor sharp patch pockets is as simple as it is genius and revolves around a paper template and some pressing.
What you need are two pattern pieces. One with the seam allowance added and one without. The one without seam allowance should be done in thick paper, I used the cartoon from a frozen pizza.
Before you start, cut out the back pockets with seam allowances
Then fold and press the top of the pocket.
Press in the seam allowances around the edge using a lot of steam. But don't spray water since the paper might curl from the moist.
Place the pressed pocket on the back piece, make sure that you have marked the spot carefully and check the measurements so that the markings are on the same spot on both pieces.
Pin using just one or two needles in the middle (or a few basting stitches) to attach the pocket. Then top stitch the pocket into place
Secure the pocket using either a thick zigzag or rivets.