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Shaped welt pocket
Nancy K
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Date: 6/16/08 11:37 AM

I have had this picture up on my board for abut a year or more. I love the pocket and I am not sure how to make this. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I have Sew Any Pocket and nothing seemed appropriate, except maybe magic window, facing it with organza. But, this is not my preferred method of making welt pockets.pocket
I am not sure that the pocket is clear. The ends are pointed instead of square.
-- Edited on 6/16/08 11:38 AM --

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Date: 6/16/08 11:56 AM

That look reminds me of the PR class on zippered welt pockets.
The welts actually come to a point instead of being square, hmm, I dont' think I have seen that before, you have given me something to contemplate.
I supose that just angling the stitching towards the point at the end would be too simple, that would complicate things when you turn it to the correct side.

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Date: 6/16/08 11:44 PM

Do you have Kenneth King's book on Designer details? Or decorative details?...what was the name of that book??? I think he has a buttonhole that has one pointed end.....

I need to go digging...that is a pretty welt!!

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Date: 6/17/08 3:34 AM

Hi, Nancy, I think it's actually quite simple. You sew your welts to the fashion fabric as you would normally do. Then you still slash the fabric in a V but the point of the V should not be towards the center of the welts, like it normally is - like this: > - but towards the ends of the welts - like this: < - <. Then you sew the resulting triangles to the welts. Hope that helps.

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Date: 6/17/08 8:28 AM

I do have KK's book. I was was thinking about this and I think that I will do what Claire Schaeffer calls a 'Porthole Pocket'
If I make a template for the pocket for stitching and turn it, clipping the corners and the point I can add strip welts to make the welts and then just sew the pocket bags to them. The opening is edge stitched.

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