This lesson is the double-welt pocket, also known as a jetted or a besom pocket, and is commonly used on trousers, skirts, jackets and coats. Our easy step-by-step technique teaches you how to mark the pocket opening and then how to apply interfacing to the opening and each of the pocket parts. You will learn the process of sewing the welts onto the muslin sampler then how to turn and reinforce the welt slit. You will learn the trick of creating an edgestitch and then how to insert the pocketing into the pocket. This lesson ends with how to topstitch the rest of the pocket for a perfect looking pocket every time.
Perfect your pocket skills by viewing our Single-welt pocket lesson.
MODULE 1 • LESSON PREP
|1||For this lesson, you’ll need to prepare out of muslin: a main body piece 11” (27.9cm) by 12” (30.5cm), two welt pieces 6½” (16.5cm) by 1” (2.5cm) and a pocket facing piece 6½” (16.5cm) by 2½” (6.4cm).|
|2||Out of pocketing material: a top pocket bag 6 ½” (16.5cm) by 5½” (14cm) and a bottom pocket bag 6 ½” (16.5cm) by 4½” (11.4cm). Out of fusible interfacing: two welt pieces 6½” (16.5cm) by 1” (2.5cm) and a slit piece 6½” (16.5cm) by 2½” (6.4cm).|
|3||Draw a line for the pocket slit 3” (7.6cm) down and 5½” (14cm) wide, centered on your main body piece.|
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