The welt pocket, it really isn't that hard to sew!

Posted by Christina Albeck on

A welt pocket adds finish and finesse to almost any woven garment, but if you have never tried sewing one before, the task may seem daunting.

Here is a step by step explanation of the process. You can stop by Wardrobe By Me pattern support group on Facebook, and download the pattern pieces needed to create a beautiful welt pocket.

Iron interfacing to the wrong side of the garment, where you want to add a welt pocket.
Transfer the shape of the pocket opening to the wrong side of welt and place on top of the garment RSF.

.Welt pocket PDF apparel sewing pattern

Sew around the pocket opening.

 Welt pocket PDF apparel sewing pattern


Cut down the middle of the welt, all the way to the end and into the corners. 

Welt pocket PDF apparel sewing pattern


Fold the welt, by turning the fabric around the opening like binding. Here is how it looks from the outside as well as the backside.

.Welt pocket PDF apparel sewing pattern        Welt pocket PDF apparel sewing pattern
Iron the welt and baste in the ditch.

Welt pocket PDF apparel sewing pattern stitch in the ditch
Sew welt pocket facing to welt pocket lining in both ends of the lining. Here the facing is cut in alternative fabric, to better illustrate, but the facing should be cut in main fabric. (this pieces is now called pocket)

.Welt pocket PDF apparel sewing pattern lining and facing
Sew the pocket to the bottom edge of the welt. Iron the seam allowance down towards the lining.

 Welt pocket PDF apparel sewing pattern pocket to welt
Topstitch the welt in the ditch from the outside.

Welt pocket PDF apparel sewing pattern topstitch the welt
Sew the other pocket edge to the top of welt. Iron the welt and the pocket.

Welt pocket PDF apparel sewing pattern top edge lining to welt       


Topstitch the welt in the ditch from the outside.

Welt pocket PDF apparel sewing pattern stitch in the ditch
Sew both side seams of the pocket together.

Welt pocket PDF apparel sewing pattern side seam pocket inside    Sew sides of pocket together
Sew from the outside the corners of the welt. Stitch in the ditch through all layers.

Welt pocket PDF apparel sewing pattern

As with all sewing techniques practice makes perfect. In two weeks time, the new classic coat will be released. The pattern includes a welt pocket. You can also apply this type welt pocket to the Slim Fit Pants, Frida Flat Front shorts and Amelia Bomber Jacket.

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