Welt Pocket Tutorial

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Welt Pocket Tutorial

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Welt Pocket Tutorial

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Welt Pocket Tutorial

Begin by using tailor’s chalk or continuous speed tailor’s tack to mark out the placement of the pocket opening on the garment.

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Welt Pocket Tutorial

Lay the welt pocket piece Right Sides together with the garment and match up the pocket placements.

Hold in place by tacking as before.

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Welt Pocket Tutorial

Machine stitch the tacked pocket opening.

Using small sharp scissors, cut directly through the centre of the pocket piece and the garment fabric. Mitre the ends as shown.

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Welt Pocket Tutorial

Pull the pocket piece to the Wrong Side of the garment through the cut opening.

Arrange the pocket in place and flatten the opening by pressing.

The pocket has a 5mm welt on either side of the opening. Crear, fold the lower part of the pocket up 5mm then fold back on itself again as shown. This welt will reach midway to the centre line of the pocket. Pin in place.

Repeat for the upper welt.

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Welt Pocket TutorialThe Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Welt Pocket Tutorial

With the welts arranged neatly (check from the RS side that they meet equally and look even), secure temporarily with a basting stitch.

From the RS of the garment, diagonal baste the welt shut.

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Welt Pocket TutorialThe Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Welt Pocket Tutorial

If you want to add a zip to the pocket, first diagonally baste the welts together.

Lay the zip RS together along the centre line of the welts. Pin and baste in place.

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Welt Pocket Tutorial

From the RS of the garment, top-stitch either around the outer edge of the welts or directly on top of the welts. For the latter, ensure to keep stitches very close to the seams.

Gently press.

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Welt Pocket Tutorial

On the WS of the garment, fold down the upper part of the pocket bag along the dashed line on the pattern piece and match edges with the lower.

Pin and stitch in place.

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