Have you ever had a hole in the pocket of your coat? It's the worst, because you'll forget that you've got a hole, throw your keys in there which makes the hole get bigger and before you know it your check book has slipped through the torn pocket and is lost somewhere inside your coat. (In this coat that I mended, I actually found a check book, change, and a pile of receipts.)
The trouble with trying to mend pockets, is that the fabric is (usually) light-weight and it just isn't strong enough to hold the mend. I've had the most success with just replacing the pockets completely with a medium to heavy weight fabric. Here is an easy way to to it.
|2. Once you've located the top-stitched seam, open it up.|
|3. Reach inside the hole, grab one of the pockets and pull it out. Unstitch the pocket from the welt and facing.|
|4. Use the old pockets as a pattern to cut out new ones.|
|5. Stitch the newly cut pockets to the welt and facing.|
|6. Place both layers of the pocket together, and stitch around the outer edge.|
|7. Shove the pocket back inside the coat and stitch the access hole closed. You've got fresh pockets.|