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Posted on: 9/26/09 5:07 PM
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The hardest part about sewing a pair of double welt pockets, and especially angled welt pockets, is making sure they're both in the proper position.

To help me ensure the welt pockets on a recent jacket project were symmetrical and set at the proper 30 degree angle, I constructed a template made of a clear plastic template sheet. These sheets can be found in the quilting section of sewing stores like Hancock and Joann.

I then took a Sharpie and drew a 1/4" high welt pocket window set at a 30 degree angle. Next, I used a rotary cutter and a small pair of scissors to cut out the window.

The welt pocket on my jacket crosses a princess seam line, so I drew the seam line in the proper position. You can see this seam line as a long, vertical line that crosses the window. To position my welt pocket, I simply match up the black line vertical line on the template with the princess seam line of the jacket.

I can also ensure the two welts are at the proper height by measuring their distance from the bottom hem. I have drawn horizontal lines running along the base of the template to help me select the proper distance.

This template is a quick, easy and inexpensive way to prevent welt pocket disasters. I recommend you construct one the next time you're sewing a pair of welt pockets.

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RedGarnet said...
Very clever idea and functional. I love it!
10/30/09 11:42 AM
Alice said...
I've done this too, I used a well cleaned out milk jug, it worked great. Think Cheapo!
10/29/09 10:41 PM
Patti B said...
Aha! I'll make one for the next jacket. Thanks!
9/27/09 8:08 AM
nancy2001 said...
Monijo, the clear plastic template material is available in the quilting section of Hancock's or Joann.
9/27/09 6:55 AM
sewglenda said...
Great tip. I will try it. Thanks
9/26/09 7:49 PM
monijo said...
This is a very, very good idea. It seems it would be more accurate than tracing through the pattern tissue. Now, if I can just get my hands on piece of the clear plastic. A few months ago, my daughter ordered several items for me on line. I'll ask her to order and mail this for me. Thanks for an excellent idea. I am really enjoying your tips.
9/26/09 7:22 PM
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