Bonus:  Front Patch Pockets for Adult Rainhaven Overalls

There is something pretty nice about having a few extra, generously sized pockets.  The pattern pieces and instructions below will bring your adult-sized Rainhaven Overalls alive with nice deep, easy to sew, patch pockets.

In our experience, kids overalls with these types of pockets get filled with mud quickly - hence their bib pocket!  We have created these pattern pieces for the adults sizes only.  

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Take a mirrored pair of pocket pieces.

With right sides together, sew the pocket with a 3/8” (1cm) seam allowance, leaving a turning gap within top edge as shown by the photo below.

 

Clip the curved edge, or trim with pinking shears as shown below.  This helps the curve to sit nice and flat once turned through. 

Turn right side out, and gently poke out the pocket corners using a point turner, chopstick or something similar.  Top-stitch only along the curved edge, 1/8" (3mm) from the edge.
 

Take a main front piece, and measure down from the top of side seam to the pocket mouth, the distance in the chart below, and mark.  

MENS inch 6.5 6.7 7.0 7.3 7.5 7.8 8.2 8.6 8.1 8.6 9.1 9.6 10.0 10.5 11.0
cm 16.5 17 17.8 18.5 19.1 19.9 20.9 21.9 20.7 21.9 23.1 24.3 25.5 26.7 27.9
WOMENS inch 6.7 6.9 7.0 7.3 7.5 7.8 8.0 8.2 8.5 8.7 8.9 9.2 9.5 9.8 10.1
cm 17 17.6 17.9 18.5 19.1 19.7 20.3 20.9 21.5 22.1 22.7 23.3 24.1 24.9 25.7

 

Place the outer edge of the pocket mouth at the mark as shown.  Top-stitch the pocket onto the front piece 1/8" (3mm) from the edge, around all edges except the curved one (that is where you put your hand in!)

Voila, some rather large and lovely front patch pockets, plenty big enough for all the essentials.

~ Images by Kasey Torgerson and Elliot Davis


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