What I have learned from making these pocket flaps is that, as with collars, the bottom piece should probably be slightly smaller than the top one to make sure the seams are not seen from the RS when the garment is worn. (I didn't, so don't be concerned if your pocket flap doesn't look exactly like mine. : ))
So, let's get on with making the pocket flap!
How to Make a Pocket Flap
Interface the top pocket flap if you haven't already.
Then, keeping the raw edges even (and this may be a little fiddly) pin and baste the top pocket flap to the under-flap and stitch around the curved edge, leaving the straight edge unsewn so that you can turn the flap RS out in a minute. Press flat to set the stitches.
Now you can apply the pocket to the dress. We are doing this before we sew the dress parts together because it's easier to sew "flat".
Flap the flap down to its finished position and stitch down, encasing the seam-allowance.
Repeat for the other pocket flap et Voilá! Your pockets now have flaps!
Next week we'll put in the invisible zip with an adjustable zip foot and then sew up the centre back (CB) seam.
Until next time, happy sewing!
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P.S. Last week we got some new stock in the shop so I bought a sewing gauge. (They're only £1.85!) It's nice for measuring hems, and you can even draw circles with it! It also has a point-turner on one end and an adjustable button sewing shank thing on the other. We sell Hemline brand products. We could have got the Nancy Zieman sewing gauge, but they're so much more expensive and I don't know that they're that much better. What do you think? Do you have one? Please comment below. : )