The jeans are going forward slowly, but steadily. I did have an illusion when I started that I would be finished in time for the big music festival that starts today. Silly me.
Anyhow, lets talk about pockets. Of the front variety. Burdastyle has you making one of these for the jeans:
But if you look inside your jeans, the pocket always looks like this:
So that's what we are making today.
First you need to draft the pocket pattern. Which is really easy. Just take a pair of jeans and measure the pocket. Then draft the pocket using the original pattern lining piece as a guide for the hip shaping and curve of the pocket opening. This is how end result will look like. The lower end of the pocket can be a little curved too.
Then you need the jeans fabric lining patch, which looks this and is sometimes, but not always included. Again it's really easy to draft.
Serge the curve of the patch.
Place the patch on top of the lining like this.
Attach the patch using a straight stitch over the serged edge. If you are making a small coin pocket, attach that one now before you continue to the next step.
Place the lining on the pocket opening like this and attach the pocket. Please check that the pocket and the patch will end up in the right place when folded.
Fold over and press.
Topstitch the pocket.
Then sew the pocket lining together using a straight stitch.
Serge the edge of pocket. Then staystich the pocket to the side.
And staystitch the pocket to the waist. Finished!
This method is both quick and easy.