Adding Pockets

Everybody needs a good skirt.
Everybody loves a good skirt.
And the best kind, in my opinion, are those with pockets.

An easy way to add pockets to a skirt or dress on MADE Everyday

So let me show you how to add pockets to YOUR skirt!

How to add POCKETS to a skirt or dress on MADE Everyday with Dana Willard

It’s super easy.

How to sew hidden pockets into a skirt or dress on MADE Everyday with Dana Willard

And then everyone is happy.

How to add pockets to your skirt or dress on MADE Everyday using the Anywhere Skirt pattern by Dana Willard
Baby Lock sewing machines

Come watch!
>> For more info on the skirts shown here, click on the ANYWHERE SKIRT Pattern.
>> For more information on my sewing machine, click HERE.

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  1. 1) bdaiss

    This is the primary reason I sew my own skirts – I need pockets!! πŸ˜€

    • 2) Dana

      YES! They’re the only way I like to wear skirts!…cause I often don’t carry a purse πŸ™‚

      • 3) Leisa Ratzloff

        I thought you were showing how to add pockets to a skirt that was already made, like one that I bought but didn’t have pockets. Lol. Thank you for a great how to pocket video

    • 4) marie

      I’ve enjoyed your tutorial. You’ve made it very easy. Thank you.

  2. 5) Melissa

    Nice! I was expecting you to show us how to make the pocket pieces and then sew ’em into the seems. Definitely nice to have different options for different fabrics and skirts. Every time I watch a video I can’t wait for naptime so I can go sew. =)

    • 6) Dana

      Haha. That makes me happy to hear! Nap time is priceless πŸ™‚

  3. 7) Heather

    The yellow skirt would look cute w/ the buttons down the back!!

  4. 8) Nicole

    I had the basic idea in my head, but there were details that would have taken trail and error to figure out, this video saved so much time and fabric (and money!) thank you!

    • 9) Dana

      haha. Yay! I love when that happens πŸ™‚
      Have fun sewing!

  5. 10) Sharon

    LOVE all of your tutorials! And your sunny attitude is so contagious!

  6. 11) Lorna

    Hi Dana! I have both your shirt and kids shorts patterns and I really love them! I was wondering if there is a way to make these type of hidden pockets with a pair of racer shorts? My kids love the racer shorts but also really love pockets! Thankyou!

    • 12) Dana

      Hmmm. good question. I think that would be kind of hard, because of the way the seams are sewn on the racer shorts…but you could totally try it out! See if you figure out a clever method and let me know πŸ™‚ haha

  7. 13) Nicole

    Hi Dana,

    Thanks for your simple skirt pattern and for the pocket tutorials! They are all so easy to follow and so good.

    Can you kindly let me know if I can add pockets from this tutorial to the skirt that I plan to make using your simple skirt pattern? That skirt pattern does not have a belt on the waist as you know. So am wondering!

    Please let me know! Thank you so much in advance.

    • 14) Dana

      Thanks Nicole! And yes, that would work on a simple skirt…you just need to make sure you have two side seams, since the pockets go into the seams.

      • 15) Nicole

        Thanks Dana! I will give it a shot πŸ™‚

  8. 16) AnneLise McNeice

    Hi Dana, could you please tell me the name of the polka dot fabric you used in this skirt? I love the large scale of it. Thanks! Annie

  9. 17) Gunter

    HI Dana, thanks for this video. However how can I add pockets to an existing skirt of mine? Any ideas? Thanks! Gunter

  10. 19) Sara

    These skirts are adorable!! Do you still have an active link to the patterns?

    This video helped me so much when it came to adding pockets to a skirt I am creating so thank you for all you do!

  11. 20) Barbara

    Hi Dana,
    I’m very new to sewing and I was wondering if you had a video for this particular skirt showing a step by step tutorial. I am a visual learner and have difficulty understanding by just reading what to do. I did purchase this pattern but I’m totally lost. I love watching your tutorials and have made a few things already but that was because you showed me how. I am a total failure in reading and understanding a pattern. I would love to make this skirt, it’s adorable!

    • 21) Dana

      Hi Barbara, sorry at this time I only have the video for making the pockets. But I’ll have to do a follow-up video for the rest of the skirt!

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