How to add a pocket to a circle skirt tutorial

Today I’m going to show you how to add an inseam pocket to a circle skirt.

Let’s add an inseam pocket to a circle skirt!  First of all, your circle skirt will need to have side seams.

Step 1:

On one half of the circle skirt, measure down about 3 inches from the top of the circle skirt and mark this spot.  

Step 2: 

Now you need to draft your pocket.  As the illustration shows, the opening of the pocket needs to be at least the width of you hand.  The depth of the pocket should be the length from your wrist to the tip of your longest finger.  Draft an oblong pocket using those measurements.  

Use this pocket piece to cut 2 pocket shapes for each pocket you’re adding to the circle skirt.  (We cut out 2 because we only put a pocket on one side of the skirt.)

Step 3:

Pin the pocket pattern piece to the mark you made on the skirt in step 1 with the right sides facing each other.  Then line up the straight side of the pocket with the straight side of the skirt.  Sew the pocket to the skirt using a 3/8” seam allownce.

Repeat steps 1-3 for the other half of the circle skirt.

Step 4:

Flip the pocket out away from the skirt.  Lay the other half of the skirt on top with the right sides touching.  Line up the raw edges and pinning the top of the skirt, the top of the pocket, around the pocket shape, and down to the hem.  Sew this seam using a 3/8” seam allowance.

Repeat for the other side of the skirt if you’re adding 2 pockets!

Well there you have it, the best of both worlds…a circle skirt and pockets!

We recently made 2 circle skirts and added pockets to them both!  

Find our tutorial for how to use less fabric when making a circle skirt here.

Find out more about this beautiful tea length circle skirt on Minerva here.

Published by skirtfixation

Audrey, a mom of 9, sews and blogs at Skirt Fixation, your home for everything skirt related! There's lots of other sewing goodness too...after all can't leave the boys out of sewing adventures! She also designs and sells pattern through Project Run & Play.

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