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How to sew patch pockets with flap

Updated: Feb 23

Patch pockets are so easy, and always turn out beautiful! You can use them on any garment or bag.

how to how to sew patch pockets with flap _ sewing tutorial for beginners

What is a patch pocket? Patch Pockets are created by attaching pre-cut pieces of material and sewing them, like a patch, to the outside of a garment, instead of constructing inset pockets. Often patch pockets have a flap at the top and become a feature of the design.

You can add them on shirts, jackets, cargo pants or skirts and bags!

In my opinion, the best and easiest way to sew patch pockets is by using a guide. (A paper piece to help you fold and iron your fabric accurate).

how to sew patch pockets with flap _ sewing tutorial for beginners

When you are working with a pattern that features a patch pocket, you'll propably find a guide included. If not, you can easily draft one by yourself by drawing a piece with the exact shape and dimensions of the finished pocket and flap (leaving out the seam allowances width).


- Fabric

- Paper guide

- Scissors

- Matching thread

- Measure tape

- Sewing machine


So, here is a video lesson for learning how to sew patch pocket with flap.

Note: To avoid shrinkage, prewash your fabric and tumble dry it. Iron the fabric so it is easier to work with.

Hope this tutorial was helpful for you!

Enjoy sewing!

Sophie xxx

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