SIGN UP TODAY & GET 20% OFF FOR YOUR FIRST ORDER

How to Sew a Slip Pocket for Your Bag

RSS
How to Sew a Slip Pocket for Your Bag

You can't create a bag without pockets!

The slip pocket is easy to sew and is so handy for your smart phone, pens, cards and glasses etc.

 

To design your own slip pocket, first consider what you need to put into the pocket, then calculate the measurements for the pocket.

 

Let's get started :

  • For a large single pocket, cut an 8 inch wide x 12 inch high cotton fabric in rectangular shape.

How to Sew a Slip Pocket for Your Bag

 

  • Fold the pocket piece in half with right sides facing, press and draw a line around the edge, use a ½ inch seam allowance.

How to Sew a Slip Pocket for Your Bag

 

  • Sew around the pocket piece, leaving a 3 inch unstitched along the top edge for turning. Trim the corners.

Sewing Tutorial for Slip Pocket

 

  • Turn the pocket right side out, and use a sharp tool to carefully push the corners out. Fold the raw edges of the opening to the inside, and press the pocket.

How to Sew a Slip Pocket for Your Bag

 

  • Top stitch the top edge 1/8 inch from the edge, backtacking at both ends. Now, the folded-in edges will be secured in the topstitching.

How to Sew a Slip Pocket for Your Bag

 

  • Slip pocket is sewn to the bag interior and I like to sew it about 3 - 4 inch from the top edge of the bag, it allows me quick and easy to grab some items. Centre the pocket on the interior, make sure it’s straight, pin around pocket. Leaving 1/8 inch from the edge, topstitch the pocket in place – down one side, across the bottom, and up the other side, backtacking at both ends.

step by step sewing a slip pocket for your bag

 

  • Now, a 7 inch wide single slip pocket is created.

How to Sew a Slip Pocket for Your Bag

How to Sew a Slip Pocket for Your Bag

 

Creating a slip pocket with sections is also easy.

The slip pocket with sections really add the functionality of your bag, which allows you to custom design a pocket to suit your own personal requirements. 

 

  • Before stitching the pocket to the bag interior, using a fabric marking pen or uni-ball pen mark the sections you needed on the upper side of the pocket.

free tutorial for sewing clutch bag

 

  • Topstitch the sections along the marked lines, backtacking in the starting points, then sew down both sides and the along the bottom close to the edges.

free tutorial for clutch bag making

 

  • Now, you have a perfect slip pocket with sections, customised for yourself. 

how to sew a slip pocket with sections

 

Thank you so much for visiting supply4bag.com, if you liked this free tutorial, will you please share it with your friends? I would also love to hear from you in the comments below if you plan on sewing along with me.

 Sewing Pattern for Clutch BAG Making #JUST4BAG

SUPPLY4BAG aims to inspire bag crafters with different levels of creativity and skills through offering quality bag frames / hardwares and bag making tutorials/patterns, we hope you enjoy making bags as much as we do.

Would you like to show your talents and share your projects with us?

Simply use the #JUST4BAG & follow us @SUPPLY4BAG on Instagram to share your handmade projects and join our Monthly Lucky Draw, don't wait!

Previous Post Next Post

  • ALLEN Y

ALSO ON SUPPLY4BAG BLOG

  • How to Sew a Detachable Wristlet Strap for Your Clutch Bag
    How to Sew a Detachable Wristlet Strap for Your Clutch Bag

    Having a wristlet strap on your clutch bag gives you something to grab onto and offers a bit of added security so you have less chance of losing your clutch bag while you’re out. Adding a detachable strap to framed clutch is easy to do using a simple swivel hook, p...

  • How to Glue the Bag into Metal Purse Frame
    How to Glue the Bag into Metal Purse Frame

    To glue the bag into metal purse frame is a handy work, everyone has their own techniques.     Now, I will share my experience that how to insert the bag into metal purse frame with UHU glue.     Before applying the glue, dry-fit the bag into the frame to check...

  • Gussets Making Tutorial for Clamshell Minaudiere
    Gussets Making Tutorial for Clamshell Minaudiere

    The gussets will keep your essentials safe when the minaudiere is opened, and it will make your minaudiere very tidy and stunning! In this blog, I will share a tutorial on how to add a gusset and bottom edge cover for the rectangle shape clamshell minaudiere in rig...

Comments 0
Leave a comment
Your Name:*
Email Address:*
Message: *

Please note: comments must be approved before they are published.

* Required Fields