Easy Kid Pockets for T-shirts – Scrap Busting!

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Plain t-shirts are so inexpensive but so boring. As my boys get older they don’t always want an appliqué on their shirt. Also for some reason they just love pockets!
I had a few t-shirts to jazz up and i love the look of  different fabric pockets.
The reason i like doing pockets this way is because i hate ironing and folding. With doing pockets this way you can also do cute applique on them or use fusible fleece to make puffy pockets!
Easy Kids pocket tutorial - www.loreleijayne
You’ll need
The pattern piece of your choice
fabric scraps
scissors
Sewing machine and thread.
Click here or the picture below to download the PDF.
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Cut 2 pieces of fabric to your chosen pattern piece.
Easy kids pockets - Lorelei Jayne
With right sides together sew around the pieces using a 1/4″ seam allowance leaving a 1 1/2″ turning hole on the side.
easy kids pockets - Lorelei Jayne
Clip the corners.

Turn right side out and ensure the points are pushed out. Press well.
Top stitch the top of the pocket (optional) i did two rows on this one.
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Attach your pocket to your t-shirt with a 1/8″ seam ensuring you back stitch at the start and finish.
If you have a rough and tumble kid like my youngest you can go over the stitching a second time or or do a triple stitch!
Kids pocket tutorial on Lorelei Jayne.com
An adorable toddler t-shirt with a pocket!
Easy kids pockets tutorial on LoreleiJayne.com
This is my oldest in the blue version of this. I used a triple stitch to attach it!
Another suggestion is making bias tape out of the same fabric that you used on the pocket and attaching it around the sleeves.

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