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Mock Single-Welt Pockets?
Not *quite* getting there, despite umpteen tutorials
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Date: 6/24/12 12:47 PM

I'm making a vest for DH with four single-welt false pockets, and I've been practicing my technique. I think I've studied every tutorial on the internet (including the much-beloved one from Fashion Incubator). I've had the best results with Gorgeous Things's silk organza method... but I'm still not quite figuring out how to blend all the information to get exactly what I need, which is single-welt, false pockets.

The specific problem I'm having right now is with the single welt part. My opening seems far too large. Is it really just as simple as making it half the depth/height as a double-welt pocket? (But that's not what Kathleen Fasanella shows in her single welt tutorial. Her opening is still 1/2".)

As for the mock part, I keep getting confused by the pocket bag section of instructions. I know it should be as straightforward as "just leave the bag off," but in a lot of the single-welt tutorials it's an integral part of the construction (or part of the welt itself), and I can't mentally separate what's pocket bag, and what's welt/opening.

Can anyone clarify my confusion?

-- Edited on 6/24/12 12:48 PM --

~Gem in the prairie

Debbie Lancaster
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Date: 6/24/12 2:21 PM

I believe you're over-thinking this.

Create a rectangle twice the depth you want. Fold over, right sides together, sew up the short sides, then turn out. Press. Sew in place along the raw edge, trim the corners, fold up the finished part and press in place, then slip stitch in place from the wrong side along the short edges. This should be done before the lining is put in, of course.

If you want to be really picky about it, the rectangle should have slightly tapered short sides on the side that will face the fashion fabric, so that the turn of cloth hides the seam.

It's basically just a shallow patch pocket.


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