Avery Leggings Pocket Hack

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Avery Leggings with Pockets


We love to design simple, wearable basics that are super satisfying to sew. The Avery Leggings definitely fit the bill! They are also really fun and easy to customize. You can add colour-blocking and pockets to take your leggings to the next level!

This hack will walk you through how to add a pocket to the side of your Avery leggings. At the bottom of the post there are suggestions for other pocket designs, too! Have fun hacking!

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Avery Leggings Pocket Hack
Avery Leggings Pocket Hack
Our Averys are cropped, too! You can make this pattern any length you like.

How to add a pocket to your leggings:

  1. Cut a panel from the center of your pattern piece. Add seam allowance to the cut edges.
  2. Draw your pocket shape on the center panel. Trace it twice, once from the bottom of the pocket to the waistline (the upper pocket) and once from the top of the pocket to the hem (the lower pocket).
  3. Add seam allowance to the top edge of the lower pocket and the bottom edge of the upper pocket.
  4. Fold the top edge of the lower pocket to the wrong side, and topstitch in place with a stretch stitch.
  5. Place the lower pocket, right side up, on the upper pocket, right side up. Topstitch through both layers at the bottom edge of the upper pocket piece.
  6. Sew the front leg to the center panel, right sides together, with a stretch stitch. Repeat for the back leg.
  7. Using a stretch stitch, topstitch the seam allowances away from the center panel. Finally, sew the rest of the leggings as normal.
Avery Leggings Pocket Hack
Avery Leggings Pocket Hack
Avery Leggings Pocket Hack
Avery Leggings Pocket Hack
Avery Leggings Pocket Hack
Avery Leggings Pocket Hack
Avery Leggings Pocket Hack
Avery Leggings Pocket Hack
Avery Leggings Pocket Hack
Avery Leggings Pocket Hack
Avery Leggings Pocket Hack
Avery Leggings Pocket Hack
Avery Leggings Pocket Hack

More Pocket Ideas

If you want to try a different pocket on your leggings, we have some suggested shapes for you! Check them out below.

Avery Leggings Pocket Hack
Avery Leggings Pocket Hack
Avery Leggings Pocket Hack
Avery Leggings Pocket Hack

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Helen

Helen Wilkinson is the designer and founder of Helen's Closet Patterns. She also co-hosts the Love to Sew Podcast! Helen is obsessed with all things sewing and strives to share her passion and knowledge with the sewing community.

3 Comments on “Avery Leggings with Pockets”

  1. I’ve been wanting to add a pocket to my Avery’s and this well written hack will be great! Thank you so much Helen!

  2. Yay! I’ve been wondering how to do this hack, as I pretty much live in my several pairs of Averys and often wish for a pocket!

  3. I love my averys partly because there is no outside leg seam which I understand is a feature of a very expensive brand (don’t know the name!) My gym teacher thought I’d had a windfall and was amazed that I made them! Putting a phone pocket or colour blocking is a really useful idea for my next pair.

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