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pocket stabilizer/Sew Pro pants

gracec | Posted in General Discussion on



Does anyone know what the “pocket stabilizer” needed for the Sew Pro #100 is?


Thanks for your imput.




  1. solosmocker | | #1

    I am not familiar with this pattern at all, but could it be a 1/4 inch twill tape that is sewn into the pocket seam to prevent stretching? This is particularly important to pockets that slant from the waist to the hip at the side seam.

    1. gracec | | #2

      the stabilizer is for the front and back pocket welts.

      1. solosmocker | | #3

        I use a fusible interfacing for that situation, myself. I use either formflex or fusiknit, depending on the fabric, and it is preshrunk.

        1. gracec | | #4

          That sounds good to me!  I think Mary Ellen Flury had something else in mind as she uses Fusible Form Flex for interfacing. 

          She uses silesia for the pockets so I assumed it was a tailor's product that I was unfamiliar with.

          What I really needed was a general idea of what M.E.F. intended.

          1. SewNancy | | #5

            Silesia is a tailoring product and it is availaable from http://www.greenburgandhammer.com. I think that that is the website. They have much more in the store and they used to have a catalogue. If it is not on the website inquire. David Coffen in his pants CD says that he colletcts high quality cotton for pockets and waistband facings.

          2. gracec | | #6

            Could you please tell me where they are located so I can call them?  The website honly has links.

          3. sueb | | #7

            that link is wrong, this is the correct link:




          4. SewNancy | | #8

            They are in Manhattan at 24 W. 57th st Toll free # is 800 955 5135.

          5. gracec | | #9

            Thanks for the info.  This looks like a very helpful source.



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