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!
The pattern piece of your choice
Sewing machine and thread.
Download the PDF file and download the Free SVG file for cutting machines is in my shop.
Cut 2 pieces of fabric to your chosen pattern piece.
With right sides together sew around the pieces using a 1/4" seam allowance leaving a 1 1/2" turning hole on the side. 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.
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!
An adorable toddler t-shirt with a pocket!
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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