Sewing Tip: Add Pockets to Almost Any Skirt Pattern

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Whenever I get together with other sewing pals, the first few minutes are always kind of like a geek girl fashion show. Seams are examined, fabrics are touched, prints are squee-ed over, and handiwork is admired all around. Then, without fail, one of us will compliment another’s cute new skirt, and the sewist will respond with a grin, “IT HAS POCKETS!!” And, with that, the skirt will immediately become everyone’s favorite garment ever. Because, pockets. They’re magical.

If my years of being part of the sewing community has taught me one thing, it’s this: [functional] pockets make everything better. And, when said functional pockets are added to a comfortable skirt, it’s pretty much the best thing that can ever happen. So, if you too are on Team Pockets, you’ll love this helpful tutorial from Radiant Home Studio for adding pockets to almost any skirt pattern.


Ready to make your favorite skirt pattern even better? Head on over to Radiant Home Studio to see how it’s done.

[Via CraftGawker]

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Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley.

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