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Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 2: How to Sew a Decorative Welt Pocket

Jan 16, 2015
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In the first part of the Bark Coat project, I shared how I created a tailored coat from wool felt. I even showed you how I designed the tree bark motif on a half-scale and demonstrated how to create what I call a “pounce pattern.” Here, I walk you through my technique for adding a decorative welt pocket on a wool felt coat. This wool felt “bark coat” needs welt pockets. The standard welt pocket is constructed with more layers than I want for this piece, so I needed to develop a new option that had less bulk. More tailoring techniques from Kenneth D. King: • How to Make a Surgeon’s Cuff, Part 1• How to Make a Surgeon’s Cuff, Part 2• How to Make a Tailored Collar• How to Replace a Sleeve Lining• How to Make a Perfect Notched Lapel • How to Sew a Catch Stitch Felt is a nonwoven, so you can use the fabric’s cut edge as a finished edge. You can use this pocket with leather as well, as the cut edge on leather doesn’t need a finish. Drafting the pattern: 1. The pocket opening length on coats is generally 6 inches for women and 7…

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  1. User avater KennethDKing April 23rd

    You're very kind! This pocket just came to me in a flash, when I was designing this coat.

  2. user-1116680 April 21st

    ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING Kenneth King creates is Magnificent...those decorative welt pockets are the BEST!!!

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