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DIY Vertical Zipper Pocket Tutorial



DIY Vertical Zipper Pocket Tutorial by Candice Ayala

Hey guys,
Adrian has been asking me forever to put bigger pockets on his jackets but I just never got around to it. I was going through some items I saved for upcycling and I came across one of his shirts that I saved thinking the zipper would come in handy…but then I realized I could actually just remove the whole pocket and put it on something else!

DIY Vertical Zipper Pocket Tutorial by Candice AyalaDIY Vertical Zipper Pocket Tutorial by Candice Ayala

And then I realized the construction was so simple, I could pretty much make these kind of woven pockets and put them on everything! The construction is so easy and and quick that I thought I’d share it with you.

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • Fabric (woven)
  • Regular Zipper – (I used a decorative zipper here because it was the only one that black one I had)
  • Zipper Foot for Machine

STEP 1: Determine the length and width of your pocket based on the placement on your finished garment. Be sure to add a 1/4 inch seam allowance on all four sides of this measurement. You should end up with a square or rectangle as per your preferred shape.

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STEP 2: Adjust your zipper length to match pocket length accordingly. There’s a great article on how to do that for the type of zipper you choose HERE.

STEP 3: Determine where you want your zipper vertically and then cut your fabric square/rectangle vertically to get two pieces.

DIY Vertical Zipper Pocket Tutorial by Candice Ayala

STEP 4: Using your zipper foot, install your zipper on one side. Match the end of the zipper tape with the raw edge of the fabric right sides together and stitch down. You can determine how close or how far away from the zipper teeth you want your stitches to be by changing the positing of your needle to suit your preference. To repeat this step on the other side, remember to switch the zipper foot position left or right depending on the side you started with. Consult your machine manual if you need to.

DIY Vertical Zipper Pocket Tutorial by Candice Ayala

DIY Vertical Zipper Pocket Tutorial by Candice Ayala

DIY Vertical Zipper Pocket Tutorial by Candice Ayala

STEP 5: Pull the zipper all the way up. fold down 1/4 on all four sides of the pocket and press.

DIY Vertical Zipper Pocket Tutorial by Candice Ayala

STEP 6: Place pocket on garment and topstitch all the way around. You can determine how close to the edge you want the stitches to be. And you’re done!

DIY Vertical Zipper Pocket Tutorial by Candice Ayala

 And that’s it super quick and very convenient! Thanks for stopping by today! xoxo

love-candice

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