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Picture of How to make a Double Pocket for a Snow Skirt
Are you using one of the patterns from Culler Creations to make a Snow Skirt? 

This tutorial will take you through the steps to create a great double pocket for your skirt. 

You can add your own touch to the pocket by adding trim. 

Be creative!
 
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Step 1:

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Supplies needed:
Two 9 inch square of ripstop nylon
Two 2 inch squares of ripstop nylon
One zipper - longer than 9 inches
Thread to match your ripstop nylon
Scissors
Rotary cutter
Pins
Wonder Tape (1/4 inch double sided tape)
Zipper foot (optional)

Step 2:

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Attaching two inch ripstop squares to the zipper.  Be sure to open zipper. 

Step 3:

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Trim 2 inch squares even with the sides of the zipper

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Turn zipper face down.  Trim ends of zipper to 1/4 inch from the stitching at both ends.

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Lay one 9 inch square on a flat surface, right side up.

Press a piece of Wonder Tape along the very top edge of one 9 inch ripstop square.  Press firmly.

Wonder Tape will be an amazing addition to your sewing notions!

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Peel off the paper layer of the Wonder Tape.  The double-sided tape will remain along the edge of the ripstop square.

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With zipper unit face down, press top edge along the very top of the 9 inch square.

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Using a zipper foot, stitch 1/4 inch from the top edge of the zipper unit.

You may want to stop sewing, with your needle down, when you are getting close to the zipper pull.

Lift the foot, and slide the zipper pull out of your way.

Put the foot back down and continue sewing.

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Fold stitched square away from zipper. 

Finger press flat. 

Stitch along the folded edge.

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Repeat the steps for the second 9 inch square.
 
Place second 9 inch square on a flat surface, right side up. 

Press a piece of Wonder Tape along the top edge.
 
Remove the paper layer.

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Lay the square with the zipper attached, zipper side down, on top of the Wonder Tape. 

Press firmly.

Stitch 1/4 inch from the top edge.
BraveNewWords10 months ago
Snow Skirt - What a brilliant idea! Though I'm from the mid-Atlantic east coast, where it should NEVER be less than 10 -20 with the wind chill, I remember many uncomfortably cold mornings waiting on an elevated platform for the subway to school. This would have been a God-send!
debby57 (author)  BraveNewWords10 months ago
Thanks for your comment. I actually grew up in Maryland and can also remember waiting at a cold bus stop! I hardly leave the house in the winter here without my snow skirt and there certainly does not have to be snow on the ground to benefit from the warmth!
BirgitJansen10 months ago

Great instructable, great idea! Just one idea/question. Instead of using two big squares, can't you use one rectangle? Sew the zipper to both ends of the rectangle, just like you did, fold in flat, finish the sides. It would eliminate the bottom seam and since there wouldn't be a shorter and longer piece, you wouldn't have to cut off the extra. Do you know what I mean?

debby57 (author)  BirgitJansen10 months ago

Yes, you could do it that way. Good idea. I'll give that a try. thanks!

debby57 (author)  debby5710 months ago

I thought some more about that idea - of a rectangle. It would work, but would meant that when you attach the rectangle to the second side of the zipper you would be sewing in a tube. With a large rectangle that would work; for one this size I think it might be challenging!