How To Make A Piped Pocket

How To Make A Piped Pocket

Lets get started on your pocket!

How To Make A Piped Pocket

First, cut your pocket. (Mine has a pleat and a rounded bottom. So cute!)

Press your seam allowances under, and trim the corners as shown below. This eliminates bulk & makes your pocket lay nicely.

If you have a square pocket, you’ll do this on all four corners. Since my pocket has rounded edges on bottom, I sewed gathering stitch on each bottom “corner”; to help ease the fullness.

Begin pinning your piping in one of your corners. (Its easier to sew if your pin heads are facing outwards, like the photo above.) Pin the piping and fabric right sides together, with the piping seam allowance against the edge of your pocket. Clip curved edges if you have them.

Clip the piping at a 90′ angle at the corner(s). Clip again until you have a nice, smooth transition. You can even press the piping to get a sharper turn if you like.

It will look like this on the back.

When you get to the end, overlap the piping. Stitch. You’ll turn your seam allowance under & press with a little steam, creating a nice piped edge.

Lastly, you’ll top stitch, which helps secure the piping while reinforcing your pocket edges. That’s it, your done!

P.S. This pocket has a happy home on Bella’s Striped Bedsheet Dress.

With love til’ next time…

About The Author

Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Jann Olson

    Thanks for sharing this tutorial with Share Your Cup. Piping can be a bit difficult.

  2. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

    Great tutorial – I know nothing about sewing, but this seemed easy to follow :) We can’t wait to see what you share at tomorrow’s All My Bloggy Friends!

  3. Stacey

    REally nice tutorial! I have got to learn to sew!!!
    Your projects are really cute!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  4. Peggy~PJH Designs

    Amy I wish someone had shown me this years ago when I was sewing for my daughter. Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial and linking up at Transformed Tuesday.

    Peggy~PJH Designs

  5. Robin

    You make it look so easy! Thanks for sharing at Fluster’s Creative Muster Party!

    Fluster Buster

  6. Jess

    This seems easy!! I may need to try this as well!! :)

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

  7. Jennifer Lachman

    Thanks for the tutorial. I was thinking of making a jacket with piping in the fall.

  8. thisblogisnotforyou

    such cute pocket! Thanks for sharing this tutorial, Amy! I really have to try this soon!

  9. Hannah Smith

    I love this tutorial, your pictures are so clear and helpful :D I keep meaning to use piping on more of my creations xxx

  10. Pam

    Great tutorial, Amy!!! Piping really adds something to a garment…

  11. Gina

    Darling little pocket! I love piping. Can’t wait to see it in action on the dress you made!! Did you see the OKC game today? I only got to see the last 3 min but boy was it exciting!! So glad to see them squeeze out a win!!

  12. Mel

    Well doesn’t that look pretty :) Im not a fan of pinning Im kinda lazy :P

  13. Rachel

    More pins! Haha this is about how I pin when I pipe :) Cute pocket, I’m excited for the dress!


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