Saturday, November 9, 2013

A new kind of welt pocket

I have made many single welted pockets when making vests or putting in pockets on jackets, but I have not made much experience with double welt pockets. I decided to try out a new method which, if done correctly, would make the whole process rather easy. I found a good article on Fashion Incubator about making a double welt.

The process is fairly easy, but I had some problems with sewing exactly 1/4" from the edge of the welt.

In this picture you can see that I sewed closer to 1/2" from the edge and as a result the welts layer up. This can be desired, but it wasn't the effect I was looking for.

Next I tried a scant 1/4"
You can see there is a noticeable gap between the two welts. This also would be fine if I was using his for a suit pocket where I needed to leave space for a pocket flap.

With some very careful sewing I was able to get the gap on this sample just about perfect. Unfortunately since this was my 9th attempt with this new method I was less then careful with the edges of the welts and as a result they are not evenly cut and therefore not straight.

This is a very interesting way of making double welt pockets. I can definitely see myself using this method, either while sewing very carefully or perhaps in places were it isn't overly important how the welts come out.


  1. Have you stopped blogging? Just come across your blog and intending to post one of your creations seen on on SSB Monday.
    Sassy Sewing Bees.

  2. I would be happy if you shared my creations. Its summer time right now so I am busy gardening and occasionally posting on my canning blog. Once fall comes I will be back to sewing. I have to make a winter jacket, styles change all the time and my coats from last year don't have peaked lapels, which have come back this year.