Liana Stretch Jeans Sewalong Day 7

Liana Jeans Sew Along: Day 7 – Sewing Front Pockets

Today we are sewing the front pockets of the Liana Stretch Jeans. Liana Stretch Jeans have front pocket stay that extends into the fly area, which is designed to trim the tummy.

The steps to create the front pockets are pretty straight-forward, but I do have a couple of additional steps not included in the pattern. Let’s get started!

  1. Apply bias fusible stay tapes on the seam lines of the Front Pocket openings. They will help to prevent the pocket opening from being stretched out. I use the bias version here because it’s easier to go around the curves. I also applied straight fusible stay tape at the seam allowance of the Coin Pocket for the same purpose. Since there’s no curve here, I am using the straight version. This step is not in the pattern instructions and is optional, but I find it useful.
    Liana Stretch Jeans Sewalong Day 6 Apply fusible stay tapes

    Apply fusible stay tapes

     

  2. Finish the vertical raw edge of the Front Pocket Facing. I serge it, but you could do zigzag too.
    Liana Stretch Jeans Sewalong Day 6 Finish vertical raw edge on Front Pocket Facing

    Serge or zigzag the vertical edge of Front Pocket Facing

     

  3. Put the wrong side of the Front Pocket Facing to the right side of the Front, aligning the pocket opening and side notches. That’s correct; we are not putting them right sides together. Because the pocket’s right side ultimately will be against the body, that’s why we are doing something unusual here. Stitch along the pocket opening.
    Liana Stretch Jeans Sewalong Day 6 Wrong side of Front Pocket Facing to right side of Front

    Put the wrong side of Front Pocket Facing to the rigth side of Front, and stitch.

     

  4. Trim the seam allowances. Also clip to the stitch line around the curve. Trimming and clipping are important because otherwise your pocket won’t lay flap after you turn the pocket in.
    Liana Stretch Jeans Sewalong Day 6 Trim and clip

    Trim seam allowance and clip to the stitch line around the curve.

     

  5. Turn the Front Pocket Facing in and press. You want the Front Pocket Facing to roll in enough that it’s not visible from the right side of the Front.
    Liana Stretch Jeans Sewalong Day 6 Turn pocket

    Turn pocket to wrong side

     

  6. If you are distressing the fabric, now it’s time to do it. When you are done, topstitch along the pocket openings.
    Liana Stretch Jeans Sewalong Day 6 Topstitch opening

    Topstitch pocket openings

     

  7. Let’s take care of the Coin Pocket now. As with most store-bought jeans, there’s only one Coin Pocket, and we are placing it on the right-hand side of the jeans (as worn). Serge or zigzag finish the raw edges of the Coin Pocket.
    Liana Stretch Jeans Sewalong Day 6 Serge edges coin pocket

    Serge raw edges of Coin Pocket

     

  8. Flip down the top seam allowance of the Coin Pocket, with right side inside. Then stitch the sides of the Coin Pocket and trim the corners.
    Liana Stretch Jeans Sewalong Day 7 coin pocket

    Turn top seam allowance down and stitch sides, and trim corners.

     

  9. Turn the Coin Pocket right side out, and press all seam allowances in.
    Liana Stretch Jeans Sewalong Day 7 Press seam allowances in

    Press all seam allowances in

     

  10. Distress the Coin Pocket if you choose to do it, and then topstitch the pocket opening.
    Liana Stretch Jeans Sewalong Day 7 Topstitch coin pocket opening

    Topstitch coin pocket opening

     

  11. Place the Coin Pocket on the right-hand side Front Pocket Yoke, according to the circles. Then topstitch on the sides and bottom. I took some liberty here to make the two bottom lines of topstitching closer together because the pocket is so small, but it’s completely up to you. Topstitching is mostly decorative and you can be creative if you want to!
    Liana Stretch Jeans Sewalong Day 7 coin pocket to yoke

    Topstitch Coin Pocket to Front Pocket Yoke

     

  12. Put the Front Pocket Yoke to the Front Pocket, wrong sides together (yes, wrong sides together). Use the zigzag stitch to stitch the Front Pocket Yoke onto the Front Pocket along the curve.
    Liana Stretch Jeans Sewalong Day 7 Stitch Pocket Yoke to Pocket

    Stitch Front Pocket Yoke to Front Pocket, wrong sides together.

     

    Liana Stretch Jeans Sewalong Day 7 Stitch Pocket Yoke to Pocket

    This is how it looks on the right side.

     

  13. With wrong sides together, pin the Front Pocket to the Front Pocket Facing. Then stitch along the bottom curve. Stitch again in the seam allowance. If you are like me, I always put a hole inside my pocket; this second line of stitching makes the pocket stronger. Then serge (or zigzag) finish the raw edge along the bottom curve.
    Liana Stretch Jeans Sewalong Day 7 Stitch double lines on pocket

    Stitch two lines on pocket bag.

     

    Liana Stretch Jeans Sewalong Day 7 Serge pocket

    Serge along the bottom edge

     

  14. Flip the pocket over and you will see the vertical seam. Stitch Front Pocket Facing and Front Pocket together along that vertical edge. Don’t stitch it through the Front(denim) though! I stitch two lines there to make it strong. I have also done a zigzag stitch there before.
    Liana Stretch Jeans Sewalong Day 7 Pin the two layers together

    Pin the two pocket layers together

     

    Liana Stretch Jeans Sewalong Day 7 Stitch vertical edge

    Stitch along the vertical edge

     

    Liana Stretch Jeans Sewalong Day 7 Stitch vertical edge

    It’s only through the Front Pocket and Front Pocket Facing; it’s not through the Front (denim)!

     

  15. Now baste the top, side and around the fly area through all layers.
    Liana Stretch Jeans Sewalong Day 7 Baste top, side and fly area through all layers.

    Baste top, side and fly area through all layers.

     

    Liana Stretch Jeans Sewalong Day 7 Baste top, side and fly area through all layers.

    This is what it looks like on the right side

     

Today is a breeze, isn’t it? Tomorrow we’ll tackle the fly front zipper.

Here’s the schedule of the Liana Stretch Jeans Sew Along, be sure to look at other posts too!

Day 0: Get Ready!

Day 1: Intro, Material and Supplies 

Day 2: Topstitching & Distressing

Day 3: Choosing a size & Cutting Test Garment/Muslin 

Day 4: Fitting Part 1 

Day 5: Fitting Part 2

Day 6: Sewing the Back 

Day 7: Sewing Front Pockets (this post)

Day 8: Sewing Fly Front Zipper

Day 9: Sewing Back to Front & Waistband

Day 10: Hemming and Finishing

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