no
no

Fix It Friday - How to Fix That Hole in Your Pocket!

15 comments

Fix Hole in Pocket


I was in an embarassing situation! Again!

In the midst of a conversation with my friend, I put my mobile phone into the pocket of my shorts and ..... woot... it slid right down through the shorts and straight onto my trainers. 

Thank you to my trainers for providing a soft landing for my phone, no thank you to me for being such a dork and not realising that I had such a B-I-G hole in my pocket. How on earth did it happen, and can you imagine what people must have seen through that pocket when I had been seated?

Time to Fix It!

I was originally going to just patch up the huge hole, but then realised it was near impossible. I had to REPLACE it! 

1. Draft

I drafted the pocket shape using the original as a reference. The draft comprised two pieces - front and back, with a 1cm seam allowance.


Fix Hole in Pocket


Fix Hole in Pocket

The front piece is smaller to accommodate the opening of the pocket. 


2. Hem and Sew Together

I hemmed the front and back pieces before sewing them together, right sides together. 

Not forgetting, of course, to leave the opening.... OPEN!

Fix Hole in Pocket


3. Sew to the Garment

I carefully aligned the pocket with the garment, making sure that the pocket hole matched that of the garment pocket opening. This is very important, and if you did the drafting well in Step 1, it should be easy peasy.

I then hand sewed the new pocket to the garment. 
Fix Hole in Pocket

I love the peak of colour in my new pocket. I might even do the other one just to make it matchy!

Fix Hole in Pocket

Do you have any pocket repair tips?  Share here!

You might like these repair tips from my Fix It Friday series:


Repair a Zipper

Repair a Zipper


author profile image
Abdelghafour

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book.

15 comments

  1. I love the pattern of the pocket. It's unique ad cute and serves a purpose. Win win!

    ReplyDelete
  2. You always make everything look so easy! Thanks for the tips.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thank you for these wonderful tips!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I sometimes think we learn best when it involves an embarrassing situation! Haha. I think the pattern and added colour really completes the shorts too!

    If you missed it, I nominated you for a blogging award this week :) http://bit.ly/SOTWBA

    http://www.missnicklin.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  5. I never sewed a pocket before. But I know it now, if I need it. Thanks for sharing. It is a very useful information.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Another clever sewing hack! I love the printed fabric- how fun!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Very useful, thanks! I like the flower patterned lining you've used too, to make the pockets a bit more interesting!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Cute new pocket! I love the print!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I nearly fell over when I read this, a tutorial where the seam allowances are in centimetres! Such a delight. I love pretty fabric you chose for your pocket, the finished job looks fab!

    ReplyDelete
  10. You make it look so easy! I love the tutorial. It's very easy to follow!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I wish I had a talent for sewing! Such a cute fabric choice for the pocket.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Such a cute fabric for the pocket! Wish I had sewing skills.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great post, thank you for sharing! I'll need to know this for sure xx

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thanks for sharing this. I usually just say forget it and either throw them away or don't use the pocket.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love that you replaced the short pockets with such cute fabric, I never think of that and it's such a creative touch to make clothing unique.

    ReplyDelete

no
no