I actually remembered to take some construction photos of my last project, the teal kimono jacket. I made an effort to document how to line the patch pockets because I originally found the process confusing. Lining the pockets rather than simply pressing the edges under seems like a faff, but it is totally worth it when you put your hands into them because the lining feels so nice!
My pocket fabric piece is 7″ wide by 9″ long and my lining piece is 7″ wide by 6″ long. The interfacing is 7″ by 4″. Seam allowances are 5/8″ and the pockets end up square.
There’s a gap left in the stitching for turning the pocket later on. I always think I’ve made this too small, and yet manage to turn the pocket anyway.
I could just use a smaller seam allowance rather than doing so much trimming!
And here are the pockets top-stitched on.
7 thoughts on “Kimono jacket construction: patch pockets”
GORGEOUS!!! Love the color. And those pockets are a thing of beauty!!!
wow what a gorgeous kimono
I have a feeling this is about to help me with my current project!
Thanks, what great timing!! 🙂
great tutorial, I love the jacket
Really beautiful, and so you!
Lovely – thank you for documenting this.
Great jacket! I love that color! thanks for the tutorial
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