How to Add a Pocket to a Skirt or Dress

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I am pocket deprived, I am also anti-purse. I’ve always wondered how hard it would be to add pockets to the skirts and dresses I have. I found this tutorial poking around on the web today and it solved my problem.

The original tutorial that inspired this post which shared how to add a pocket to a dress or skirt has disappeared, but don’t worry. One of my favorite creators on TikTok has a fabulous quick tutorial you can watch right here! Bonus, she shares it for pants. The same method for adding pockets works for all skirts and dresses that have a side seam.


@spookypatootie this was very speedy but hopefully inspiring! 😁 #sewing #sew #sewingtutorial #pocket #diy #fashion #fashiontiktok #tutorial #exfundie ♬ Chopin Nocturne No. 2 Piano Mono – moshimo sound design

The good news is that I found a great tutorial over on Craftsy, so all is not lost. Enjoy!

Update: Both the link and original Tumblr are gone 🙁

materials needed: sewing machine, thread, seam ripper, pieces of fabric to create your pockets

via: The Owls Are Not What They Seem. Go read the whole piece.

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