25 Clever Things to Sew With Pockets: all free!


There’s something that is happening to me as I grow older… I LOVE pockets! Probably because I’m less likely to lose something if I can put it in a pocket. If you love pockets as much as I do, you want every project to have a pocket or two. Check out these free sewing patterns with pockets.

Side story: my favorite pants are yoga capris that have pockets in the legs! I would wear them every day and everywhere if I could because when I have them on I never lose my phone – it’s in my leg pocket, he he!

Pocket Pod Basket

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This Pocket Pod Basket Pattern will help you organize things in every room in the house! I love these storage pods in my sewing room for notions and tools. They make great craft containers and look adorable on a peg board, in the living room, and on a bedroom nightstand. I think I’ll make another one to use in my car.

2-Pocket Apron Pattern

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Make a scrappy patchwork pocket apron for keeping your clothes clean while you cook!

Handy Purse Organizer

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This handy purse organizer has pockets all over and is perfect for holding all those little things in your purse that get jumbled together. When you’re ready to switch bags – you can simply take the organizer out (with all the things inside) and move them all to the new bag, easy peasy!

Column of Hanging Pockets

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Organize your car or closet with a column of hanging pockets like these.

Twice as Nice Double Sided Pouch

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You won’t believe how deep the pockets are in this Double Sided Zipper Pouch Pattern. It’s an absolutely beautiful case that’s useful for so many things!

Big Pocket Baby Clutch

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Sew the Big Pocket Baby Clutch for yourself or as a new momma gift.

Journaling Bookmark with a Pen Pocket

journaling bookmark
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This easy journaling bookmark has a pocket for a pen and a pencil.

A-Frame Organizer Pattern

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Learn how to sew an organizer caddy pattern that opens and closes with magnetic snaps at the top. There are handles for easy carrying and pockets all around. Here’s the free A-Frame Organizer Pattern.

Bedside Pockets Organizer

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Organize a messy bedroom with some bedside pockets.

Cell Phone Wallet

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This cute cell phone wallet pattern has pockets for cards and change!

Card Kitty Game Helper

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The free card kitty sewing pattern is great for the young and the young at heart!

Tote with Many Pockets

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There’s a spot for everything in the Tote with Many Pockets.

3-Ring Binder Pencil Pouch

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Here’s a DIY Pencil Pocket for a 3-ring Binder.

Car Ditty Bag

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Need pockets in the car? Sew a Car Diddy Bag!

Tiny Tote Bag

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Fill some little pockets in this Tiny Bag Pattern.

Jewelry Travel Organizer

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My free Jewelry Travel Organizer pattern has 2 zipper pockets plus spots for your rings and earrings.

Japanese Knock off Tote Bag

My Japanese Knock Off Patchwork Bag is reversible – so you can have pockets on the outside or inside.

Peek-a-Boo Pouch Pattern

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With clear vinyl pockets, the Peek-a-Boo pouch is easy to sew and lets you see what’s inside.

Easy Fold and Stitch Wallet Pattern

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The Fold and Stitch Wallet has pockets for cards and coins too!

Clippie Zippie Pouch Pattern

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Clip this easy to sew pocket on anything you like – it’s a Clippie Zippie!

Patchwork Potholder with Finger Pockets

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Pockets in the kitchen? Yes please! A Patchwork Potholder with Pockets.

Clutch Bag Pattern

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This easy clutch bag has a pocket for your phone and a zipper pocket for your money and cards!

Colored Pencil Roll

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There’s a pocket for each pencil in this pretty pencil roll.

DIY Hanging Organizer

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Magically put pockets on the wall with my DIY Hanging Organizer pattern.

Hanging Storage Baskets

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Or sew up Hanging Storage Baskets if you want horizontal pockets on your wall.

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