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Patch Pocket Redux

Jan_O'Connell | Posted in The Archives on

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Please tell me I’m not crazy!! I know I have seen in a past issue a technique for sewing on patch pockets from the inside so there is no seam on the outside. I have gone through all my issue indexes, and have searched the website index to no avail, unless it’s under another heading other than “patch pockets”. Can anyone help me find what I’m looking for?

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  1. Ghillie_C | | #1

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    I can't tell you what you are looking for, but I think I can tell you how to do it.

    The patch pocket must be lined, maybe with the top inch of the lining in the fashion fabric, and the rest in a slippy lining fabric. Stitch the lining to the top of the pocket, right sides together, turn and press.

    Now flip the pocket itself out of the way, and stitch the lining in place right side down to the jacket. Press the seam allowances of both pocket and pocket lining inwards. Now fold the pocket down over the lining and hand stitch it invisibly to the edge of the lining.

    That way you have the lining firmly machine stitched in place to form the pocket, and then the fashion fabric just covers up the lining and is lightly stitched.

    I hope that is reasonably lucid. It is so much easier to demonstrate that explain.

    Ghillie

    1. Karen_Vesk | | #2

      *Jan, I remember an article like that too, but I won't duplicate your search through the Threads articles. My Singer Reference Library book called "Tailoring" has an article on applying patch pockets by machine, but they only describe unlined pockets. They position the pocket on the garment, then barely catch the edges with a narrow zig-zag; then they work from inside the pocket, opening the seam allowance and stitching on the pressed line.If memory serves me, the article you are talking about described lined pockets, which were worked from the outside, about 1/4" folded back on itself, then the outer edges of the pocket slip-stitched down.

      1. Jean_ | | #3

        *Here are the issue and page numbers of all the articles that pertain to pockets.........*Pockets 13-30*Pockets 45-46*Pockets 55-42*Pockets - Cargo 86-66*Pockets - Designer 74-38*Pocket - Diagonal 56-45*Pocket - Patch 18-59*Pocket - Patch Darted 84-30*Pocket - Reversible 4-6*Pocket Ruffled 71-56*Pocket Stays for Pleat 79-41*Pocket Template 64-43*Pocket - Triangle 62-34*Pocket - Welt 62-45*Pocket Welt 72-63*Pocket Welt 75-66*Pocket - Envelope Welt 75-64These are thanks to

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