Tutorial: Perfect Chevron Pockets...Every Time !
First, start with a piece of fabric that you have cut on the bias. In this example, I used scrap fabric and was able to cut a bias triangle that was about 17" on each side. The size of your bias piece for an adult size pocket, must be at least 16" on each side. After it is cut, you will have a piece of fabric that is Straight Grain on TWO sides, and ONE side that is on BIAS. Position your fabric piece on your table as shown, with the bias edge on the "bottom".
Next, holding the bottom-right point of the triangle, fold the piece in half. It doesn't have to meet perfectly, as you can see in my example below--
Now, turn your piece so it is easy to trim off a scant 1/4" (or less) along the folded side.
What you want to get are 2 separate triangles like the ones shown below...after trimming off a bit of the folded edge, and then turning the top piece right side facing up,
This next step may sound odd in written directions, but it very easy. KEEP BOTH TRIANGLES RIGHT SIDES UP. Then rotate just ONE of the triangles clockwise, until your rotation results in the two inner edge stripes lining up like a V-shape Chevon. It's easy, just keep rotating JUST ONE piece until the edges meet and look like this--
Ok...Now you have 2 pieces of fabric that are right sides up, and meet in the middle forming V-shaped chevron stripes. Next, flip one piece over so that they are right sides together. THIS NEXT STEP IS VERY IMPORTANT--slide the top piece over a little bit, and adjust the the pieces until the stripes match up, as shown below. By off-setting the pieces like this, you are SURE the stripes will match when you sew the pieces together in the next step.
Now all you have to do is place your pocket pattern so that the center of the pattern runs along the seam, as shown below, and then cut out your Perfect Chevron Striped Pocket !
Perfect Pockets Every Time