Project Design Team Wednesday~Bow Pocket Tutorial

Posted by administrator on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

If there is one thing that we like to make over at Simple Simon and Company it would be skirts.
(Lots and lots of skirts.)
We think that skirts are the perfect sewing project for anyone from beginners to advanced seamstresses and today we are sharing two simple ways to embellish any skirt.
Elizabeth and I will each be using some of Riley Blake's solid fabrics (they have some of the most delicious colors) with a detail from one of our favorite lines.
Elizabeth will be going first with her Bow Pocket Tutorial.
There are two things right now that I am loving....bows and polka dots.  So I combined my love of both to make a cute pocket on a back-to-school skirt for my brand new 2nd grader.
The main fabric on the skirt is from Riley Blake's solids collection, Pepper and the bow pocket is Red dot from the Seaside Line.  I am in LOVE with their stripes and polka dots.....they literally have dots in almost all of their fabric lines and they are so darling!!!!

If you want to make a bow pocket to add to a simple skirt (or anything else for that matter) is what you will need.

And here is what you will do....

And you are done!  With a cute bow pocket to add just the right amount of detail to a simple skirt!
Are you all in love with polka dots as much as I am?  
Now as for our other project---liZ is over at Simple Simon and Company sharing how to create a draped bunting design across the side of any skirt.
It's a good day---we love skirts, solid fabrics, and fun details.
Thanks for letting us share the things that we like so much!

Category: Project Design Team Wednesday


  1. Super cool.Love!!
    by rosa
    September 05th, 2012 at 8:07 a.m.
  2. Very cute pocket!!
    by Lindsay Wilkes ~ The Cottage Mama
    September 05th, 2012 at 12:03 p.m.
  3. Oh gosh~ this brings back such sweet memories. I used to put bow pockets on my DD's little school dresses. :-)
    by Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts
    September 05th, 2012 at 10:42 p.m.
  4. Adorable! It would make a nice embellishment on a plain tee too I bet.
    by Sara
    September 06th, 2012 at 6:58 a.m.
  5. This is such a cute idea, your pocket and fabric is fabulous. Well done!
    by Jessica Abbott - Me Sew Crazy
    September 06th, 2012 at 7:52 a.m.
  6. Super cute polka dot pocket! The bow just makes it that much more appealing. My six year old will love having a pocket so pretty.
    by Gwen
    September 06th, 2012 at 6:20 p.m.
  7. I love this idea! Thank you!
    by Becky Marie @ Ucreate
    September 07th, 2012 at 9:29 a.m.
  8. That's so cute! I want to add a pocket to everything now!
    by Lisa
    September 11th, 2012 at 5:16 a.m.
  9. Thanks so much for the bow pocket tutorial. It will be so cute on skirts for my 3 yer old grandaughter. She just loves pockets!
    by Bebbysews
    September 12th, 2012 at 1:22 p.m.
  10. I just made this pocket! It came out really cute because of your awesome directions. Thanks!
    by Jennie c
    September 13th, 2012 at 5:50 p.m.

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