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 TeachYourselftoSew.com, 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.