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Date: 2/12/14 11:00 AM

Hello,

I'm making a pair of shorts and using the simplicity/lisette souvenir shorts pattern.

There are no pockets and that is a big no no for me. At first I was going to add side seam pockets, but realized that these shorts close with a side zip and that would be troublesome.

So I have decided to make my first ever welt pockets!

I am using this Oliver + S Tutorial here: http://oliverands.com/blog/2013/10/tutorial-how-to-sew-a-welt-pocket.html

And here are my test results:


the front i like a lot


and here is what i dislike... it's kind of an eyesore. I know nobody will see it, but I dont like the way the interfacing and extra "tab" stands out.

I was curious if there was another way of making single welts that camouflages the things underneath as well?

I've thought about lining my shorts, but then I realized I would also have to learn how to insert the zipper and waistband with a lining, and would need a tutorial on that as well...

Thanks for any advice! Worse to worse ill keep the pockets as is, because in the end nobody will see it but me, but if there was a way to make them cleaner I would.

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Date: 2/12/14 12:23 PM

Never mind, I figured out a solution. I made the pocket piece longer and then left a bit of the flap near the top so it hides everything!

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Date: 2/12/14 2:00 PM

Would you mind posting a picture of your solution? Thank you!!

Denise

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Date: 2/12/14 7:32 PM

Welt pocket completely finished

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Date: 2/13/14 1:22 AM

Glad you figured out a solution! The top of the lining in my welt pockets also are sewn into the waistband. There are many, many ways to make a welt pocket, first of all! I looked on the Internet before making my first one, and was shocked at how different the instructions were. I took apart some RTW capris with welt pockets and figured it out that way. I posted it on PR Here.

It's lengthy but you can use the arrow button to get to the welt pocket part, if you want to try a different way next time. But you made a beautiful pocket so it looks like you have it down!

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Date: 2/13/14 2:20 PM

Certainly! Since I sewed everything down it's hard to understand, but here are the photos:

I pressed the top of the welt up instead of down, then attached the pocket bag to the tab + welt + back of shorts

Then the waistband came down and hid everything!

Sorry, I'm not good at explaining these things. I used this tutorial http://lladybird.com/2012/11/02/thurlow-sew-along-welt-pockets/ as a guide. She uses double welts, but the idea is the same I think.

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Date: 2/13/14 2:25 PM

Thank you!

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Date: 2/13/14 2:57 PM

Thank you for posting the link to finishing a welt pocket.

I made a pair of men's slacks using this method once a long time ago.

Time to try it again!

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