Boutique-Style Apron Pocket Tutorial

Simplicity Apron 3752 View C – w/ Jenny’s updated Pocket…

I love this cheerful apron!  It has a lovely flounce, uses red piping in the flounce/apron seam and also in the apron hem.  CUTE!  And it uses bias tape to make the waistband and waist ties.

The original pattern instructions wanted me to use piping to outline the pocket, but I decided to do something a little different that would allow me to bring in some coordinating fabrics and add a flirty touch as well.

Below, you will find instructions to make this boutique-style pocket as well as a pdf of my customized pocket pattern pieces.  Enjoy!

pocket tutorial pattern pieces

#1  Cut:  2 pocket pieces, One 3″x3″ square, & One 5″x6 3/4″ rectangle
#2With fabric right sides together, sew the upper edge of the pocket using a 1/2″ seam
#3Lay the pocket open and press the seam. Set pocket aside.
Fold the rectangle piece in half lengthwise and stitch a 1/2″ seam down the long edge.
#5Turn this fabric tube right side out and press. (I like to align the seam in the center back)
#6Take the 3″x3″ square & fold right sides together. Stitch a 1/4″ seam on one edge.
#7Turn tube right side out and press. Centering seam along back side.
#8Fold tube in half with right sides together and matching raw edges. Stitch a 1/2″ seam.
#9Trim seam & turn right side out. Press.
#10Slide the “cube tube” onto the pocket band.
#11Place pocket band onto pocket just below the seam line. Pin & baste in place.
#12Lay the main pocket pieces right sides together so that the band is sandwiched in between.
#13Stitch around the sides and bottom curve with a 1/2″ seam. Make sure to leave an opening along the bottom so you can turn this pocket right side out.
#14Trim seams. Clip corners and notch curves. (This helps it to shape better when you turn it right side out.)
Turn pocket right side out and press.  You could hand sew the “cube tube” in place to prevent it from slipping later.  Pin pocket to the apron and sew in place by stitching close to the edge around the pocket’s sides and bottom.
Close-up of pocket on Simplicity apron 3752, view C
Close-up of piping in the flounce/apron seam.
Close-up of piping along apron’s hem.
Close-up of bias-tape waist ties.

Thanks so much for reading.  I hope you get a chance to try this pocket tutorial on your next apron or even a cute skirt!

Let’s Get Sewing!

Jenny Gabriel – alter ego:  StitchinJenny

(Gotta get back to finishing those gifts!)

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