This lesson will teach you how to sew a classic single-welt pocket, used on pants and skirts and as a breast pocket on a jacket. We begin this lesson with very easy to follow step-by-step graphics so that you can learn how to carefully measure and mark the pocket opening on your muslin sampler. We will teach you how to assemble the welt, how to sew the welt to the pocket opening and then how to insert the pocketing fabric into the welt. You will learn how to turn and finish the pocket by topstitching the welt to the body for a beautiful end result. Once you have mastered the single welt pocket in muslin, you will be ready to try it in fashion fabric in no time.
Another popular pocket lesson for you to try is our Double-welt Pocket lesson.
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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), a welt piece 6” (15.2cm) by 3” (7.6cm) and a facing piece 7” (17.8cm) by 2½” (6.4cm)|
|2||Out of pocketing material, you’ll need to cut: a top pocket bag 7” (17.8cm) by 5½” (14cm) and a bottom pocket bag 7” (17.8cm) by 4½” (11.4cm).|
|3||You’ll also need a piece of fusible interfacing for the pocket slit: 7” (17.8cm) by 2½” (6.4cm) and a welt piece 6” (15.2cm) by 3” (7.6cm).|
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