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Sewing Tutorial: 6 Compartments Slip Pocket

Sewing Tutorial: 6 Compartments Slip Pocket

April 8, 2010 /

sew slip pocket

This slip pocket is the second internal pocket (after the zipper pocket) I have made for a bag.

I always don’t feel satisfied with the slip pocket came in most bags, they don’t have enough compartments for me to put my small belongings in an organized way. So I made this, 6 compartments slip pockets.

The front is slim pockets (credit card size) for you to put cards, eg. door excess card, toll card, parking card separately and don’t have to mess them up in a big pocket and need to throw everything out before you can find them.

The back pockets are deep and spacious compartments that can hold thicker items like a compact cosmetic pack, small mirror, slim mobile phone, etc…

The slender center pockets are suitable for keeping small items like a thumb drive, pen, key, lipstick, etc…

The finished size of this pocket is 8″ x 2 3/4″.

Let’s see how this 6-compartments slip pocket for a bag 🙂

sew Slip Pocket for purse


Sew Compartments Slip Pocket

Final size of this pocket is 8″ x 2 3/4″.

Slip PocketCut 2 pieces of 11″ x 4 1/2″ with 1/2″ seam allowance. Iron the fusible interfacing on the wrong side for both of them.

slip pocket WIP2Sew around with right side facing each other, leaving a 2″ opening for turning the pocket inside out.
If your fabric is image orientated, allow the opening at the bottom of the pocket.
Clip corners.

slip pocket WIP3Turn the pocket inside out. Adjust the corners by using a pointy tool so that they set into a nice right angle.
Press to set the shape.
Edgestitch the top and bottom at 1/8″.

sew purse Slip PocketFold the bottom of the pocket at 1 1/2″. Press to set.
Topstitch 3/4″ and 4 5/16″ from the left edge on the fold only.
Topstitch 3/4″ and 4 5/16″ from the right edge too.
Place a credit card to make sure that it can go in, it should be able but just check.

slip pocket WIP5Mark the lining where you want to put the slip pocket on (8″ x 2 3/4″).
Place and pin the slip pocket at your marked lining at the center.
Topstitch the center, 1/4″ from the card compartment, full length from top to bottom of the pocket.
I put 2 white papers on the sides, hope you can see the center part clearly.

sew bag Slip PocketPin both sides on the marked lining. Fold the pocket along the stitches of the card compartment for both sides of each compartment respectively. Press to set the crease.
Sew around the 3 sides of the pocket to the lining.
Sew a few stitches at the top edge of the crease to set the shape.
I darkened the lining area, hope you can see the slip pocket clearly.




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Wednesday 9th of March 2011

I tried to download you tutorial-6-compartments-slip-pocket insert however only 2 pages printed out. I would really like to have this pattern, hopefully there is something you can do fix this problem. thanks.

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Wednesday 9th of March 2011

I don't have printable version for the tutorial. May be you can select what you want to print, copy and paste them to your word processing software and print them out.

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Friday 4th of June 2010

I didn't realize just how drab and dull my wallet was until I saw this. I'll have to give this a try! Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link.


Saturday 10th of April 2010

I love it! I plan to make some bags next week! This will help soooooo very much!


Saturday 10th of April 2010

Oh MAN do I need one of these! Thanks so much for the fabulous project and tutorial. I'll be linking. And picking out fabric asap!


Friday 9th of April 2010

Love it! I'm always fishing down in the bottom of my purse for my phone and extra cash. It would be so much easier if my bag had a set of these pockets on the inside!

I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing: