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Video: Patch Pockets

Nov 28, 2011

Victoria North and Judith Neukam

Pockets are obviously functional, but they can also be used as a design feature. In this episode of Teach Yourself to Sew, Threads Senior Technical Editor Judith Neukam demonstrates several ways to make a patch pocket.  Patch pockets are exactly what the name suggests; you make a patch and sew it to your garment to form a pocket. This type of pocket can be dressy and elegant, or creative and deconstructed. Teach Yourself to Sew was created with beginners in mind, but sewers of any level can use these tutorials to brush up on their skills. You can find more excerpts from this series at, or visit our store to purchase seasons 1 & 2 on sale now. This series would make the perfect holiday gift for any new sewer in your life! Click here to order Teach Yourself to Sew, Season 2 on DVD.

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  1. lswink May 30th

    Inspiring and clear instructions! Thank you!


  2. User avater saifonanaya November 30th

    I agree thanks so much for sharing that.

  3. Scrlt November 29th

    Thank you so much for this very clear lesson. Although I am an experienced sewer, I found the video to be very clear and informative, especially on how to make a pattern and tying off the threads on the back side. Thank you for providing this very clear, easy to understand lesson!

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