Onto the fun stuff! If you are a preppy girl or a sorority girl then you probably love a good 'frocket', like me (btw I am preppy, not sorority)! In this tutorial you will see not only how to add a cute pocket but how to embroider it for even more cuteness!
First things first:
Draw out a pocket pattern. Doesn't have to be perfect (you know how perfection goes over on this blog!) just make a general pocket shape that is about 4" by 5". Make sure to leave the little flaps as shown in the picture.
**Update! Click here for a printable version! All you have to do is print and cut!
Copy and paste this link to share the pattern with friends! https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw1R1Y2V5RzkamhwLW51cmJJUW8/edit?usp=sharing
Next cut out a rectangle of fabric that is bigger than your pattern. Place onto your embroider hoop, in between your tear away stabilizer and water soluble stabilizer(if you're using a knit fabric like I did (which for beginners I suggest you do NOT use knit! It is hard to work with)).
Embroider what ever your heart desires on there! In this case I was making one for a friend so I just did her initial, but a monogram would also be adorable! Maybe I'll do one of those real soon!
Fold (or even better iron) in the flaps. Sew a straight stitch across the top of the pocket. Then pin onto the shirt (I used a LOT of pins) in the correct placement. Finally carefully sew around the pocket (***leaving the top open***) as close to the edge as you can.
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Enjoy your new shirt!