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. 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!

  2. 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.

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  3. Pam

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


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