Heart Pocket Tutorial + Bond Top Pattern Review

Darling kids dress and heart pocket tutorial - Rae Gun Ramblings

My cute friend Stacey from Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts has come come out with an awesome pattern with her company Beatnik Kids. I just adore The Bond Top pattern and am so excited to share my happy experiences with it. L loved it so much she’s already planning on wearing it this Friday for her free dress day at school!

Quick and easy tutorial for how to make heart pockets. Cute for Valentines decor, clothing and more at Rae Gun Ramblings

I hacked the pattern a little bit to make it a dress and added some  heart pockets. Scroll down for my heart pocket tutorial. Before we get to that here are a few notes about the pattern that you might find helpful.

 Rave reviews for Beatnik Kids The Bond Top sewing pattern. How to make it into a dress and a tutorial for heart shaped pockets - Rae Gun Ramblings

Just for reference L is 5, skinny, but not short. Based on her measurements I cut a size 4 for her but lengthened it because she wanted a dress. To do that I angled the side out towards the size 8 hemline and then added another 3 inches.

Cute sewing pattern for kids. The Bond Shirt from Beatnik Patterns sewn by Rae Gun Ramblings

Confession: While I’m totally comfortable making princess dresses collars, plackets, and other menswear details always make me a bit nervous. Luckily the pattern and directions were really easy to follow so it went pretty well. I wouldn’t think of this as a very beginner type of project but it’s not particularly complicated either.

 How to make heart pockets sewing tutorial - Rae Gun Ramblings

Now, making your own heart shaped pockets is really easy. Make some to add to a cute Valentine’s day outfit, add details to purse or even pillow cases. Really the possibilities for cuteness are endless.

  1. Make yourself a heart shaped pattern.
  2. For each pocket cut two fabric hearts.
  3. With right sides together sew around the edge of the heart leaving a small gap on one of the straight edges of the heart in order to flip it right side out. I used a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
  4. Wedge out the point of the heart and snip all around the heart up to the sewing line but not cutting the stitching.
  5. Flip right side out and iron down.
  6. Pin to your garment or project.
  7. Sew from the middle of the rounded edge, down around the point to the other rounded edge making sure to back stitch at be beginning and the end.

Easy tutorial on how to make heart shaped pockets - Rae Gun Ramblings

And there you go you have a cute little heart pocket! Thanks so much Stacey for inviting me to be a part of your pattern tour! See what other bloggers have done with this pattern all week long. Today Rachel from Once Upon a Sewing Machine is sharing her version too.

Bond Top Pattern Tour from Beatnik Patterns and discount code - Rae Gun Ramblings

In honor of the pattern tour and Kids Clothes Week, Beatnik Kids is be having a sale. Use the code BONDTOP to receive 2 dollars off the original $8 price. This is such a cute pattern if you have any inclination I suggest you snatch it up at this price!

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  1. Okay, I am just going to hire you to make all of my girls’ clothes! You are so talented and I love this!! Thanks for sharing!
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  2. This is so adorable on her and just perfect for Valentine’s Day with the heart pockets! Cute!
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  3. So cute! I need this pattern for my girls! They would love it. Pinning
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  4. Gah! too cute!

  5. oh my cute!! I need a girl. Or some cute boy patterns!
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  6. Cute!!! I’ve linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip:
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  7. oh my gosh, I love these heart pockets so much! Cute!
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  8. If I haven’t told you before, you are SO awesome Marissa. I love, love, love how your Bond Dress turned out. And those pockets are genius!
    Stacey recently posted…The Bond Top Pattern Tour: Rae Gun Ramblings and Once Upon A Sewing MachineMy Profile

  9. This is adorable – my daughter would love wearing this to school! I just love the heart pockets!
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  10. This heart pocket is super cute <3
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  11. This is adorable! I love that you made it into a dress, it’s perfect! The heart pockets are such a beautiful touch. BTW I have that same birdcage.
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  12. This turned out fabulous! Darling little model too!
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  13. I love how making the pockets in the shape of a heart makes this so much more fun! Love it.
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