Sew the Perfect Slip Pocket for Your Bag
Adding your own pockets to any bag pattern is a simple way to customize it, and the slip pocket is the simplest way to add extra storage and organization space.
What is a slip pocket?
A slip pocket is a simple open pocket with no buttons, zips, or closures that is the easiest pocket to sew. Let’s look at how to make a slip pocket for your bag.
What makes the perfect slip pocket
Slip pockets are usually found about halfway up the inside panel of the bag; if the lining is light, make sure the pocket is sturdy; making it in a contrast fabric makes it easier to find what you’re looking for.
How to sew a simple slip pocket
Pin the pocket in place where you want it on your lining and stitch carefully on the sides and bottom, back stitching a little at the top edges for strength. If you’re making a double pocket, mark a line to make the pockets the size you want, and then sew again from top to bottom.
If you’re looking for a quick way to dress up your pocket, try adding a contrast strip: simply cut the pocket in half and sew the two halves together to create a unique top-of-pocket effect.
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How do you make a secret pocket in a school bag?
Place the new cloth pocket inside the pouch and line the hooking strips on the cloth to the latching pieces inside the bag, pressing the two together. Close the pouch’s zipper, and you’ve got a brand new secret compartment.
How do you hide things in your school bag?
If you have a headphones box, put it by the PC room or area, not the gardening kit! If you go to school, you can hide things in your school – bag.
What is a patched pocket?
Patch pockets are made by sewing pre-cut pieces of material to the outside of a garment, like a patch, rather than sewing inset pockets. Patch pockets often have a flap at the top and become a design feature u2014 think of the patch pockets on Paddington Bear’s duffle coat.