Today I’d like to share with you my favorite method for getting nice, crisp, professional looking knit pockets.
A year or so ago, I posted something similar on social media and have had a handful of people tell me it was really helpful for them, so I decided to re-post it here to make it easier for anyone who might be searching for it. Feel free to pin too, if you’d like! It should be a bit easier to do from here.
This truly is my favorite method, and it’s super easy for beginners too!
(Any beginner sewers reading out there? Hi! Okay, keep reading. Don’t worry, you got this!)
So… Let’s get started!
You’re only going to need three things for this:
1.) A clapper/wooden block (If you use the latter, just make sure it’s sanded so it’s smooth. You don’t want any splinters snagging your lovely fabric!)
2.) Clover Hot Hemmer (Seriously, this thing is the best!), aaaaand…
3.) At least one pre-cut knit pocket from the pattern of your choice!
1.) Fold pocket seam allowance over to desired measurement on Hot Hemmer and iron (this particular pocket had a 1/4″ seam allowance).
2.) Press down with wooden clapper to retain heat and get an even more precise fold (cover with a press cloth as needed).
3.) Repeat for each remaining side of the pocket, following folded measurements per pattern instructions.
4.) Flip pocket back over to the front side, check your lines and make sure they are nice and straight, then give it one more good press from the front.
… Aaaaaaand you’re done! BOOM! You just made a nice, neat, little knit pocket! 😀
Then pin in place and sew on your tee!
Hope you enjoyed this quick little tutorial. If you found it helpful, please let me know in the comments below.
Thanks for reading!