- Remove the original pocket from the shirt using the seam ripper.
- Iron flat the original pocket and place on top of leather fabric. Pin or clip in place. (Pins may leave holes so hair clips, bobby pins or paper clips will work)
- Using the chalk trace around the pocket onto the leather piece. Cut along the marked line.
- Use the sewing gauge to measure the seams you will create when you fold down around the pocket. Use the clips to hold in place.
- Adjust the thread tension looser to about a 4 and adjust the stitch length longer to about a 3.
- Place the pattern paper over the pocket and sew as you normally would. Sew the top part of the pocket. I originally marked my lines with the chalk but it was hard to see once the paper was added. I guess a trip to the craft store for a teflon foot is coming. The next leather projects should go smoother.
- Remove the paper from the pocket. Gently scratch off any pieces that wasn't removed.
- Place the pocket on the correct area of the shirt and clip paper on top. Sew the pocket onto the shirt. Remove the paper.
DIY: Leather Pocket