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Introduction

A very popular style of jeans for many is the skinny jean. Men like them because they are comfortable and women like them because they find them attractive and pleasing to their body shape.

But the popularity of the jean doesn’t come without any fashion flaw. The traditional pocket size in a pair of skinny jeans has become thin.

As skinny jeans become part of everyday attire, they need to become accessible to everyday life. For example, being able to fit another popular item, a hand-held device.

This step-by-step guide will help you add the space needed in those skinny jeans. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or an expert, this will enhance your sewing experience.

  1. Flip the pants inside out to reveal the pocket you will be extending. Notice the pocket's threads at the bottom of the pocket. There will be two rows of threads.
    • Flip the pants inside out to reveal the pocket you will be extending.

    • Notice the pocket's threads at the bottom of the pocket. There will be two rows of threads.

    • Using the pair of thread scissors, proceed to gently cutting the threads. Make sure to preserve as much of the original pocket as possible.

  2. Now that the threads have been removed, open the pocket and notice the stitch marks. This will guide you to where the added fabric should be pinned and sewn. Now that the threads have been removed, open the pocket and notice the stitch marks. This will guide you to where the added fabric should be pinned and sewn.
    • Now that the threads have been removed, open the pocket and notice the stitch marks. This will guide you to where the added fabric should be pinned and sewn.

  3. Before cutting the piece of cloth, measure the pocket and add the length you would like your final pocket to be. Now that you have your measurements, you are ready to cut the piece of cloth. In order to make sure that the pocket will be successful, align the piece of cloth to the pocket. If the measurements are accurate fold your piece in half where the fold is the bottom. Pin the cloth to the bottom of the original pocket and the sides as well.
    • Before cutting the piece of cloth, measure the pocket and add the length you would like your final pocket to be. Now that you have your measurements, you are ready to cut the piece of cloth.

    • In order to make sure that the pocket will be successful, align the piece of cloth to the pocket. If the measurements are accurate fold your piece in half where the fold is the bottom. Pin the cloth to the bottom of the original pocket and the sides as well.

  4. Suggestion: use the old stitch marks to help you sew the addition to the old pocket. When the sewing is done cut the thread and tie a double knot on the end of it. Sew in an equal length up and down to prevent tightening. If the thread squeezes a little due to the thread, simply pull both ends of the pocket extension like on Image 3. Proceed to sew as normal. Remember to use the old stitch marks to help guide you. Otherwise, the pocket extension will look sloppy. In case it occurs, simply cut and remove the thread, repeat BulletPoint 1 of this Step, and continue.
    • Suggestion: use the old stitch marks to help you sew the addition to the old pocket. When the sewing is done cut the thread and tie a double knot on the end of it.

    • Sew in an equal length up and down to prevent tightening. If the thread squeezes a little due to the thread, simply pull both ends of the pocket extension like on Image 3. Proceed to sew as normal.

    • Remember to use the old stitch marks to help guide you. Otherwise, the pocket extension will look sloppy. In case it occurs, simply cut and remove the thread, repeat BulletPoint 1 of this Step, and continue.

  5. Continuing from Step 4, repeat this process backward on the cloth, yielding a result that looks like the stitch on Image 1. Repeat Step 4 and Step 5 for the other side of the pocket extension. Now that the pocket extension is completely stitched, flip the pocket inside out with the tips sticking out.
    • Continuing from Step 4, repeat this process backward on the cloth, yielding a result that looks like the stitch on Image 1. Repeat Step 4 and Step 5 for the other side of the pocket extension.

    • Now that the pocket extension is completely stitched, flip the pocket inside out with the tips sticking out.

  6. Now proceed to stitch the two pockets together circling around the opened pocket, as indicated on picture 1 and 2 of this step. After sewing the pockets around the outer pocket, using a clothing iron, iron the pocket. This should flatten the pockets and feel as if it was used for a long time. Do not sew through the pockets on both sides, otherwise, you'll seal the pocket extension. If so, simply cut the sewing thread off, prepare the thread and needle and try again.
    • Now proceed to stitch the two pockets together circling around the opened pocket, as indicated on picture 1 and 2 of this step.

    • After sewing the pockets around the outer pocket, using a clothing iron, iron the pocket. This should flatten the pockets and feel as if it was used for a long time.

    • Do not sew through the pockets on both sides, otherwise, you'll seal the pocket extension. If so, simply cut the sewing thread off, prepare the thread and needle and try again.

    • Clothing Iron will be used to flatten the pocket, be aware of your surroundings to minimize burns.

Conclusion

Now that the pocket is sewn in and carefully stitched well, flip the pants back to inside in, and now you have the same fashionable pair of pants with a very useful pocket made by you.

You can also repeat the process on the other pocket if you wish.

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Jose Calderon

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