Introduction: Replace the Butt Pocket on Your Jeans

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I had a big hole in the pocket of one of my favorite pair of jeans. I was starting to get afraid that my wallet would fall out while I was walking.

I decided to take the old pocket off and replace it with a new one. It's quick easy and possibly stylish, I don't actually know.

Step 1: Remove the Old Pocket

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This is actually the hardest part. Pants are usually sewn together quite well. I knew I was throwing away the old pocket so I did most of the thread cutting on the outside of the jeans. I know there are tools designed for cutting seams, but I use my Leatherman for almost everything so...

Step 2: Trace the Pocket

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Use some chalk to trace the old pocket out on the fabric you want to use for the new one. Make sure you trace it when it is flattened out, and give some extra space for the hem at the top.

Step 3: Cut It Out

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Cut out the new pocket.

Step 4: Sew the Top

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Fold over the top of your pocket twice and sew a double line of stiches.

Step 5: Pin It On

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Use some pins to hold the new pocket in place while you sew. Make sure your seams are folded over at this time. It is best to have all the pins facing in the same direction so that you can pull them out easily while you sew.

Step 6: Sew on the New Pocket.

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The important part here is to make sure you are not sewing through anything else. It is really easy when working on pants to sew through the other side if you aren't careful.

It is also a good idea to put a bar of stiches at the top corners of the pocket to keep it really secured in place. This is where most of the stress is in pockets.

Step 7: Done!

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Now it's time to show off your handy work. If you don't like people looking at your butt, use a fabric that matches the color of the rest of your pants. I chose a fabric that was left over from someone else's project but anything thick should work fine.


Chicken Spit (author)2014-07-05

Has the new floral pocket had any effect on your ability to impress the ladies?

CobyUnger (author)Chicken Spit2014-07-06

Not yet.

spunk (author)CobyUnger2014-07-08

I think it works pretty well. Indeed I'm impressed.

ysmin (author)2014-07-07

Awsome :)

CobyUnger (author)ysmin2014-07-07


runic86 (author)2014-07-05

always the best way of getting a pattern for somthin I say

CobyUnger (author)runic862014-07-06

I agree. Why measure when you can trace?

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2014-07-04

Nice! Also good for adding pockets where there never were any :)


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