Like most girls, I’m all about pockets in clothing. A dress with pockets? Sign me up. But if those pockets ever are in a place or out of material that adds bulk to my body, I’m not thrilled.
So with a simple seam and little snip with the scissors, I fixed up those bulky pockets and now the sweater is a million times better. Here’s what I did:
Step 1. Lay your sweater on a flat surface, and arrange the pocket so it’s flat and the top of the pocket is exactly where you want it to be (not sagging down at all).
Pin the top of the pocket in place, and with a straight seam, sew across the pocket (as shown below with the dotted line). I sewed my seam at the bottom of the pocket opening (where the dotted line is), but you can do it in the middle or the top — it makes no difference.
I also sewed in between the ribbing to make my seam as invisible as possible.
Step 2. Turn the sweater over and cut off the pocket about a centimeter from your seam.
And here’s a little before and after so you can really see the difference. Now I’m off to do this with all my other pocketed sweaters, pants, and anything else with annoyingly bulky pockets.
|skirt: old navy (shop), top: old navy (old), sweater: target (shop)|