Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Faux pockets for the back side

So I've worn my new pants a couple of times and I have to say, I was feeling pretty self-conscious of the broad, unbroken expanse of fabric covering my rear end.  I had only the smallest swatch of fabric left, so I did the only thing I could do and made the decision to sew in some faux single-welt pockets.

Using this tutorial (but without the pocket bag part), I started off with just one, thinking that the only thing scarier than cutting a big hole in the back of perfectly wonderful handmade pants is cutting two that have to exactly match.  The first turned out fine (some behind-the-scenes issues, but nothing visible), so after wearing the one-pocketed pants to pick up my son, I took them off and sewed the second.  I have to say, I am super happy with the result!

Here's the before shot:
And with pockets!  I added some faux buttons to go with the faux pockets:

Here's some closer shots of the welts.  I used my fabric scrap to it's full potential!

My husband takes all the photos, and I turned the camera on him.  He cracks me up (no pun intended!):
I didn't make those shorts :)


  1. I love these.
    Looks very professional!

    1. Thank you! The tutorial I used was incredibly helpful!

  2. Love how it looks with pockets. The photo of your husband really made me smile because my boyfriend does the same thing when taking my photos!