How to Sew an Expandable Pocket

Now design the pocket form on your primary cloth-a pocket measuring 6′′ by 5′′. Hold your pocket onboard and thread the sides around the outline of the pocket you created. I get something unique for you this weekend: the main work that I only completed this week. I informed you weeks ago that I was focusing on three separate ventures, and it’s probably one of them. It’s perhaps the best of the three: a new pocket!

How to Sew an Expandable Pocket

I was hoping you could keep reading to know how to continue making pockets, but what about stitching ideas I get to tell. Expandable Pockets are patched holes that are adjustable and sewn external edges on the trouser leg. Typically they get a fold in front, and often they have twisted pleats. Those pockets look like regular forward folds but stretch if required due to the sides’ accordion . There is a difference between pleated and flat front pants.

Such side bends allow them capable of holding further stuff in there than regular pockets. Such pockets are called for being features of relaxed outer trousers on casual trousers. The expandable pockets are ideal for carrying all of the tools required for exploration that is all about cargo trousers. Many people hate such pockets on garments – find out this post on why people can never carry pants on luggage.

Only I consider that such pockets create shapes of wear broader than you might like, so they are better applied to luggage and aprons.  This lesson offered below is for a basic pocket of cargo with no pleats. Moving two additional inches into the pocket and having an upright layer in the center will attach the pleats. The pocket is cut away from the rest of the cargo, but can be sewn to the cargo along one edge. You can also make pockets that are floating and have no attachment at all. They can be trimmed with either bias or bias-cut fabric.

How to Sew an Expandable Pocket

I have been using my old pant-which for several days-suddenly split down looking bad, so I began designing the Sadie Expandable pocket using Swoon’s sewing design. I already had configured all the strands and additional closings and pockets, so I just wanted to put these together layers-which sounds a bit like a lot less hassle than it currently was. I actually had to sew the pockets in-and the zipper closure first, and then put them on the outside of the bag.


  • It is a simple approach to construct compact pockets-on packs, trousers, etc. you can consider this sort. It will send you a load pocket of 6 “by 5′′.
  • For stitch, this cuts out the pocket design as you want below-cut out the external lining and the inner part of this design.
  • Hold the right part of the exterior and covering around each other; attach the two pieces around the upper portion with a fabric width of 1/2 Push free surface space.
  • Switch the parts straight out; press.
  • Knit the darts. Place the ends of the dart close and tie.
  • Then, you’re going to have a level.
  • The part will appear like this after the darts have each been stitched tight.
  • Press 1/2 inch inwards, around the outside corner.
Instructions to Sew an Expandable Pocket

I was also not confident if the machine will, indeed, operate very well pockets. And even the six strands are very okay to stitch with interconnects at the handles, which is fantastic. Belt belts had been the one item my sewing machine hadn’t tried to make corrections so far. I have to say that my new clapper was indeed really necessary and contributed a ton to the great ending.

I will never get the jagged corners without it. I never felt it’d be so essential and efficient; in truth, I wondered that it would function at all-and I was incorrect, so incorrect! I’m pleased that I did manage to have one, and I highly suggest it to any sewist, regardless of what elements you design!

Sew an Expandable Pocket

You may read also – How to Temporarily Hem Pants

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Pocket Square?

A pocket square is a small square of cloth that can be folded and worn in the breast pocket of a jacket or coat. It is most often used as an accessory to dress up a suit, especially on formal occasions such as weddings, funerals, and other formal events. Pocket squares are also called “foulards” or “pochette. The pocket square originated in the 18th century as a way to keep a handkerchief clean. In the early 20th century, it became a fashion accessory for men. Today, pocket squares are made from a variety of materials, including silk, cotton, and linen.

What Are the Types of Pockets?

Pockets are the areas on a garment that can be opened and closed by zippers. There are many types of pockets in clothing, such as:

• Pockets with flaps that can be unzipped to make one-handed access.

• Two-way zipper sliders, which have an opening in both directions.

• Zipperless pocket designs where the pocket is made without any zippers or buttons, making it easier to slip into than other types of pockets.

What Kind of Fabric Is Used for Pockets?

The fabric used for pockets can vary depending on the purpose of the pocket. For example, if you are looking to use a pocket to store your phone or keys, the fabric is usually made from cotton and sometimes polyester. This fabric will make it easier for you to find your items in your pocket without any difficulty. On the other hand, if you are looking to use a pocket for decoration purposes only, the fabric is usually made from polyester.

If you are looking to use a pocket to keep money or other small items, this type of fabric is usually made from nylon and polyester, which is much stronger than cotton.

What Are Fake Pockets Called?

A fake pocket is a pocket that is not sewn onto a piece of clothing. It is usually held on by velcro, snaps, or a zipper. Fake pockets look real, but they can tear easily, leaving a hole in the clothing.

What Are Mock Pockets

Mock pockets are a form of make-up that is used to create the illusion of a fuller, more voluptuous breast. There are many benefits of using mock pockets, such as:

• It can help with lactation issues by creating an illusion of fullness.

• It creates the appearance of a less droopy or deflated nipple.

• It can be worn under clothing for everyday use.

Nancy Behan

Nancy Behan

Nancy is an embroidery artist, fashion blogger and a full time editor at DIY quickly. Nancy edits the fashion section on DIY quickly, focusing on the embroidery and cross stitch articles, alongside with fabric and other costume design elements. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History. She loves to work on her own projects, read books and watch romantic movies in her spare time.

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