Say you bought this really pretty cotton interlock with zero stretch recovery and you just had to use it for a raglan with a kangaroo pocket. The things is, you know your darling little rock collector isn’t going to understand that she can’t actually use her pocket or the openings will get stretched out. The solution? Stretchy bands on the pocket openings.
I’ll wait while you buy, print and glue.
Perfect. Now, cut out your kangaroo pocket, mark and cut off a half inch from each pocket curve. I marked on the back with the ruler and a fine tip washable kids’ marker.
Next, you want to measure your curve by carefully, without stretching, pulling the curve straight along the ruler. Make sure you measure the curve after you’ve trimmed off the extra half inch.
Subtract half an inch and cut out bands that length by 2 inches wide. If you don’t have a rotary cutter and mat, you need one. Trust me, it makes a whole world of difference cutting out bands.
I’ll wait while you go buy one.
There, wasn’t that easier??
Press bands in half lengthwise.
Pin band to the right side of the curve by pinning each end first and then stretching to fit.
Serge or sew on, stretching to fit the pocket curve. Do not stretch the pocket fabric.
Press the bands back.
Now continue with the pattern tutorial to complete your shirt.
Now put it on your adorable child and snap pictures to share with us on Facebook!
– Patty Hamm
If you’ve hacked a kangaroo pocket of a raglan during P4P Raglan week, we would love for you to share it with us! Head over to the Facebook Group or share on Instagram. And be sure to use the tag #P4PRaglanWeek so we can find you!
Curious about what else has been happening during our raglan-loving week of fun?
Just take a look at our schedule!
Tuesday, September 20: JRR Woven Fabric Hack
Wednesday, September 21: JRR Animal Faces Add-On
Thursday, September 22: Contrast Band Hack for Kangaroo Pockets
Friday, September 23: Women’s Keyhole / Scoopback Raglan Hack
Saturday, September 24: Off-The-Shoulder Raglan Hack
Sunday, September 25: Adding Stripes to Your Raglan Sleeves