How to Make a Simple Slip Pocket.

Imagine not having any pockets in your purse.

You know what will happen.

All the important stuff ends up buried underneath everything else.

Having a least one pocket is pretty handy.



Or a slip pocket.
Today we are going to make a simple slip pocket for your crazy cool bag.

It only takes a few easy steps to make some pockets for your purse

Materials you’ll need

  • The front and back lining and the slip pocket pieces cut in Step 5.
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Pencil
  • Pins
  • sewing needle
  • thread

A slip pocket is the easiest pocket to make for your purse.

It simply consists of 2 layers of fabric and a piece of interfacing.

If you’ve been following along you cut these last week.

Today we’ll be making the pocket and sewing it to the lining.

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First, let’s get going on the slip pocket

  1. Cut the fabric pieces if you haven’t already
  2. Iron the Fusible interfacing to the wrong side of one of the pieces
  3. Materials needed to make the slip pocket, 2 pieces of fabric and a piece of interfacing
    Pocket Pieces and Interfacing, Cut 5 1/2″ X 7″
  4. Using 1/4” seams, sew pocket and pocket lining RST, along ends and across one long side

    Leave the other long side open for turning.

  5. Clip Corners
  6. clip the corners
    Clip Corners
  7. Turn right side out and press.
  8. slip pocket turned right side out.  Pressed

  9. Topstitch one inch from the top and again 1/4” above that.
    You can also add a bit of decorative stitching here, just for fun.
  10. top stitch near the top, add decorative stitching if you want

  11. Position the pocket on the center of the right side of one of the bag lining pieces.
  12. Find the center by folding the pieces in half and lightly ironing them in place.
    Match up the folds on the slip pocket and the lining piece. And pin in place.

  13. Now that you have the pocket pinned in place, topstitch it to the
    lining close to the edge and 1/4” away.

That was easy right?

Now lets sew the bag lining together.

  1. With right sides together, and using 1/4” seams, sew the two bag pieces together. Along the sides and one long end.
  2. Clip the corners
  3. Turn right side out and press.

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Next time we’ll get that promised decorative doodad aka the D-ring and strap added to the bag.

Until then, Happy bag sewing and creating

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