Has anyone used the Sally K. Silvers method of sewing in-seam pockets? It may have first appeared in Sew News March ’98.
The pocket front & back are sewn to the garment using a 1/2″ seam, then the front and back section of the garment (pants in my case) are sewn at 5/8″, leaving the usual pocket opening.
The front section of the pocket is pressed forward and top stitched, then the pocket sack is sewn, then the garment is finished per the pattern directions.
Clear as mud? If I can find the entire article I will try to provide pictures.
It is the best method I have ever seen or used.