Showing posts from February 25, 2018

How to Add An Exposed Metal Zipper to a Pocket on a Velvet Tunic

I love pockets! I also love that I can sew my own clothing and add pockets if they are not included. Or, as in this case, take a simple patch pocket and make it design detail with the addition of an exposed zipper.  By adding the metal zipper not only does it add a little designer touch, the pocket becomes practical for holding essentials such as a phone, credit card, lipstick, and keys.  The tunic pattern I sewed is Butterick 6520 , a Katherine Tilton design.  It's a pullover knit tunic with a split hem and one patch pocket.  I liked the pocket on the pattern, but wasn't sure how practical it would be which is why I decided to add a side zipper. I choose to use stretch velvet (purchased online at Sly Fox Fabrics ). I don't know about you, but I am loving this current trend of velvet!  A simple knit tunic becomes date-night worthy when sewn out of stretch velvet.  The tunic is fairly simple to sew and I'll show you how to add the exposed zipper to the poc