Friday, July 20, 2012

Side Seam Skirt Pockets Tutorial

Today we are so happy to have a lady we've been stalking, watching, following for what seems like forever...another rock star of the blogging world...Kimbo from A Girl and A Glue Gun!
Hi! i'm kimbo

i like to hot glue..but i unplugged it and plugged in my sewing machine just cause this is such a good cause!!!!

I wanted to keep it simple....but still do something I thought POCKETS!

I don't know what it is about pockets..but my girls love them! and they really aren't that hard to do!

first up: fabric...

i started with two rectangles...(this one has a lot of bulk around the waste (cause i was going for a paper bag kinda waist....if you don't want the bulk...try dana's circle skirt...)
i guesstimated my pockets by using my hand....(real professional like) you will need 4 pieces...(two for each pocket..and i wanted the pattern to be the inside of the pocket so i put rights sides together and sewed them around (except the opening (the straight part)

 You can go here for a basic pocket pattern

You want to make sure the pockets are angled down...and aren't too long so they don't hang out the bottom of the skirt (and make sure you put it down far enough for your elastic at the top.)
you put right sides together of your skirt and put your pocket (turned right sides out) in ....
pin it down til you get to pocket and then pin each side. the last picture in the bottom right corner is what the insde of your skirt looks like...

 here is what should look with the sides sewn...
then i folded down the top..quite a bit for the paper bag look... sew around (leaving an opening for elastic!)
put two seams (think curtains) and put the elastic in the middle...

sew the elastic together  and then sew it close...

YOU CAN STOP HERE. hem up the bottom and you are done....

but if you like to make it even more i do...then continue on..

then i took a big yellow strip of fabric and made a bow...

and added belt loops to hold it in place

 then i added a ruffle to the bottom (cause i'm ruffle crazy!) this is a 6 in strip of fabric that was folded in half (right sides out) and sewed across the top. Just makes the ruffle really full and fluffy! (you can go HERE to see a how-to on ruffles )
 and that is all.....wasn't too hard now was it!

lovin the pockets~!!!!

this isn't my first rodeo...skirt...
i'm lazy to link these all you can go HERE to see them all!

thanks so much for having me ladies! i love this cause! make sure to check out the other skirts i'm donating here!


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  1. so cute Kim!!! Love the fabrics you put together and the paper bag waist! She looks adorable in it :)

  2. Adorable. Love the paperbag waist,the fullness of the skirt, the ruffles AND the pockets! What a standout,thanks for the tutorial.

  3. What a fun skirt! I love the fullness and you make pockets look so easy that I might have to give them a try the next time I attempt a skirt! :-)


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