Threads Contributing Editor Kenneth D. King demonstrates the patternwork and sewing involved in creating what he calls an origami welt pocket. This is a single-welt pocket in which the welt’s seams have been cleverly shifted from the edges, where they create unwanted bulk, to the underside. This creates a flatter, more balanced welt.
Kenneth starts by describing how this pocket welt differs from a classic pocket. Then he provides an overview of the patterns required to make his version.
To demonstrate making the pocket welt pattern, Kenneth works on a piece of graph paper. By manipulating this pattern, he shows how to create a mitered end seam for the welt, to replace the original end seams.
Trace the welt pattern onto silk organza. Then cut hair canvas the size of the finished welt; shave a sliver off the long edge to accommodate the turn of cloth.
Zigzag-stitch the canvas…
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