Sewing a Curved Faced Pocket

1. Pin the facing to the front panel; ensure that the pins are at a right angle to the seam edge. (When sewing a curved seam, you would normally sew tape with the seam to ensure that it does not stretch out of shape), but in this case we won’t.

2. Stitch around the seam edge 1.5cm seam allowance. Do not pull, or the curve will lose its shape!

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3. When you have completed the stitch line, trim the seam down to 0.5cm, to allow the seam to keep its shape when turned.

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4. Using the point of the iron press the seam to one side, don’t stretch or pull the fabric and be careful of tiny pleats (Puckering).

5. Turn the pocket to the right side and press with the raw edges on the inside to get a crisp clean finish. Be careful again not to stretch the curve

6. Place the back panel onto previously sewn pieces (Pocket facing and Pocket Front panel). Pin the outer curve together and sew

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Mock Pocket Front

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Pocket Back

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Pocket Facing

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