- Draft a pocket piece with a nice rounded shape and a line that mimics the garment seam line.
- If you want, you can use a Hong Kong finish on the pocket raw edge first (with RS together sew a bias strip at ¼" to the extended edge of the pocket, press it away and then wrap and stitch in the ditch, trimming the excess) or overlock or pink it.
- Mark the pocket opening (eg. ~6") on the front piece of the garment, top and bottom. Clip to ½" at each marking. Fuse ¼" Steam a Seam to the opening edge and then fold under twice, using the paper as a template. Remove the paper and topstitch in place.
- Fuse short strips of Steam a Seam to the free edges of the pocket and position in place on wrong side of garment front.
- From the WS, stitch the pocket to the garment (in the ditch, if a Hong Kong finish), using 2 lines of stitching if desired. This will show from the RS.
- Sew the back of the garment to the front, RS together, catching the pocket seam but missing the finished pocket opening.
- If desired, topstitch down either side of the pocket opening.
- Add bar tacks (small, narrow zig zag) either end of the pocket opening on the front of the garment, or add rivets.