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Video: Sew a Single-Welt PocketLearn an easy sewing method for the single-welt pocket.
Designer Terry Fox’s technical skills range from bridal to traditional tailoring. Try her easy, intuitive, and accurate method for making a welt pocket. Begin by interfacing the entire jacket front or the area behind the desired pocket opening. A single-welt pocket can be added to almost any garment or accessory. This classic pocket has one wide welt that conceals the opening.
In this video, Threads Senior Technical Editor Carol J. Fresia demonstrates how to sew a single-welt pocket using designer Terry Fox’s technique.
Terry’s intuitive and accurate method, detailed in Catching Up With Designer Terry Fox, Threads #188 (Dec. 2016/Jan. 2017), makes this pocket a breeze to sew.
I have been making this single-welt pocket for decades. I agree with everything presented in the video EXCEPT for the statement that edge-stitching the welt will catch the small triangles of fabric produced when the opening was cut. This cannot happen as the triangles are past the edge of the welt. The triangles can and SHOULD be caught when the pocket lining is stitched.
Years ago, I learned this technique from Judy Barlup while she was teaching at an expo in Fennimore, WI. I became "addicted" to welt pockets and put several in each garment that I made. It is so worth learning and once you "have it", you will probably be addicted too.
I have made many single-welt pockets and I anm not quite content with this pocket and the way of explaining.
This cannot not be done without any pressing.
Costumemedic is right. The triangles should be caught when seaming lining, which is not shown.
The inside of the welt should be a bit narrower/shorter than the outside, so that it don't show at the edges.
I would prefer to attach the edges invisible by hand
Nicely done tutorial. I look forward to trying this method.
What a great tutorial. I love it!!