Jedediah Sew-Along | Front and back pockets
To assemble the front and back pockets you will need:
(1) Pants Front
(2) Pants Back
(3) Pocket Facing 1
(4) Pocket Facing 2
(5) Back Pocket
(10) Pocket Lining
Fold under the long, straight edges of the Pocket Facing 1 and Pocket Facing 2 pieces 5/8" (1.6 cm) to the wrong side. Press.
Pin the Pocket Facing pieces to the Pocket Lining matching notches and raw edges, making sure all pieces are lying completely flat.
TIP: If you are using a decorative lining, match the pocket facing pieces to the wrong side of the pocket lining fabric. This way, the decorative side of the pocket lining will be right side out when fully assembled.
Edgestitch along the folded edges of the pocket facing pieces.
Baste within the seam allowances around the remaining edges of the pocket facing pieces, securing the pocket facing pieces to the pocket lining.
With right sides together match the pocket to the front pant leg. Align the angled edge of the pocket facing 2 piece with the angled edge of the front pant. Stitch at 5/8" (1.6 cm) and finish the seam allowances together.
Open along the seam with the right sides facing up. Press the seam allowances towards the pocket.
Understitch along the pocket facing, catching the seam allowances underneath.
Sew the bottom of the pocket lining using a French seam. Fold the pocket lining along the notches, with the wrong sides together. NOTE: if you are using a decorative pocket lining match the right sides of the pocket lining together. Stitch along the bottom of the pocket lining from the centerfold to the edge of the facings at 3/8" (1 cm). Trim the seam allowances to 1/8" (0.3 cm).
Turn the pocket lining out so that the pocket facings are enclosed in the pocket lining. Press along the bottom edge of the pocket lining. Stitch along the bottom of the pocket lining at 1/4" (0.6 cm) to secure the interior raw edge.
Fold the pocket to the wrong side of the front pant leg, aligning with the waist and side seam edges. Baste the top and side edges to the pant front, matching notches, to keep the pocket positioned correctly.
OPTIONAL: Topstitch along the pocket opening.
Finish the top edge of the back pocket pieces. If you haven’t done so already, transfer decorative pocket stitching markings to your pocket pieces (or design your own!). You could use a normal polyester thread or a thicker topstitching thread to stitch your design.
Fold each back pocket along the topmost notched fold line with the right sides together. Sew at 5/8" (1.6 cm) through both layers. Trim your seam allowance to 1/4" (0.6 cm).
Turn the pocket right side out. Use a point turner to create crisp corners at the top of the pocket.
Press the remaining seam allowances to the wrong side of the back pocket pieces at 5/8" (1.6 cm). Press neatly.
Stitch at 1/2" (1.3 cm) along the top edge of the back pocket to secure the top edge.
Line up the back pockets with the markings on the back pant. Pin pocket carefully in place (be sure to have the correct pocket on the corresponding pant leg so that the decorative stitching points in the right direction). Edgestitch around the pocket. Form a triangle of stitching at both top corners for reinforcement.
You have completed the pockets for the Jedediah Pants! Take a well-deserved break before diving into the next session.