Pattern Roundup: Men’s Trousers with Welt Pockets
In “Mainely Menswear’s Pattern-Free Method for Welt Pockets,” Threads #220, Duane MacLeod demonstrates a method for creating custom welt pockets for the back of any darted pants. If you can measure and cut a few rectangles and sew a straight line, you can make professional-looking welt pockets for any darted pants. Plus, they will be as nicely finished on the inside as on the outside.
Here are some patterns to use while practicing your new skills.
These relaxed-fit, straight-leg trousers are designed for maximum flexibility. The pattern is the perfect base to create styles ranging from denim jeans to another essential—water-resistant hiking pants. Variations and options include single-welt or patch pockets, curved front pockets, optional cargo pockets, and useful knee and hem reinforcements. Add an optional lining for warmth or as a protective layer. The pattern is sized for 32-inch to 45-inch waists.
This chino pants pattern has back welt pockets, a functional front fly with zipper, deep side pockets, and a straight waistband with five belt loops. The pattern has a 32-inch inseam, but you can easily adjust the length. The pattern comes in men’s waist 26 inches to 42 inches.
The pattern for these men’s pants have a waistband with hook-and-eye closure, fly-front zipper, topstitched side pockets, back welt pockets, belt loops, and stitched hems. It is available in men’s sizes 34 inches to 46 inches.
This sewing pattern has pleated side pockets with buttoned flaps, back welt pockets, a front fly with zipper, side pockets, six belt loops, faced waistline, and optional back reinforcement. The traditional cargo short sewing pattern has a 9 1/2-inch inseam. It comes in men’s size 26 inches to 42 inches.