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Valencia, Valencian Community, ES
2014
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How to sew a welt pocket

Welt pockets look great on jackets and coat, it's a very elegant detail to add and a great technique to know.
Let's do it!



Instructions

  • How to sew a welt pocket. Welt Pockets Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    Fold the welt piece in two with wrong sides together. Baste it at 1,5 cm (5/8") from the outer edge.

  • How to sew a welt pocket. Welt Pockets Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    Baste around the pocket opening.

  • How to sew a welt pocket. Welt Pockets Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place the welt over the bottom line of the pocket opening, matching the basted lines. The folded edge is facing down.

  • How to sew a welt pocket. Welt Pockets Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    Stitch over the basted line, starting and ending about 1,5 cm (5/8") from the edges.

  • How to sew a welt pocket. Welt Pockets Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pin the pocket (cut in lining fabric) and the pocket facing with the right sides together. Stitch.

  • How to sew a welt pocket. Welt Pockets Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    Press the seam allowances open. Baste at 1,5 cm (5/8") from the upper edge.

  • How to sew a welt pocket. Welt Pockets Tutorial - Step 7
    Step 7

    With right side facing down (and the pocket upside down), pin the pocket facing to the pocket opening matching the basted lines.

  • How to sew a welt pocket. Welt Pockets Tutorial - Step 8
    Step 8

    Stitch over the basted line, starting and ending 1,5 cm (5/8") from the edges.

  • How to sew a welt pocket. Welt Pockets Tutorial - Step 9
    Step 9

    Cut the pocket opening, cutting diagonally into the corner in a V shape the closest possible to the stitches. Be careful and remove the seam allowances from the welt and pocket facing from the other side before cutting.

  • How to sew a welt pocket. Welt Pockets Tutorial - Step 10
    Step 10

    Pass the welt and the pocket facing throught the opening.

  • How to sew a welt pocket. Welt Pockets Tutorial - Step 11
    Step 11

    Fold the little triangles like in the picture and press lightly to keep in place.

  • How to sew a welt pocket. Welt Pockets Tutorial - Step 12
    Step 12

    Take the other pocket piece in lining fabric and place it over the welt pocket, matching the outer edge. Pin together and stitch at 1,5 cm (5/8") (it's easier if you use a zipper foot).

  • How to sew a welt pocket. Welt Pockets Tutorial - Step 13
    Step 13

    Press open.

  • How to sew a welt pocket. Welt Pockets Tutorial - Step 14
    Step 14

    Place the welt first and then the facing over it. Press lightly. Pin the pocket edges together.

  • How to sew a welt pocket. Welt Pockets Tutorial - Step 15
    Step 15

    Stitch the little triangle to the pocket welt and facing, the closest possible to the triangle base, using a short stitch length.

  • How to sew a welt pocket. Welt Pockets Tutorial - Step 16
    Step 16

    Now stitch the pocket edges together

  • How to sew a welt pocket. Welt Pockets Tutorial - Step 17
    Step 17

    Here is the welt pocket from the right side: pretty, no? Remove the basting, make the second pocket and you're done!

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