Slanted pockets

Slanted pockets are used in so many garment types, trousers, skirts, dresses, jackets! How many ways can these be made up….so many. This is my preferred method and it’s the last of the techniques I recorded when I was making up sample garments at Glasgow School of Art, way back in the summer last year.

I have already attached the lining pieces to the slanted pocket facing piece and the pocket back piece. With the right sides of the fabric together, pin and stitch the pocket facing to the trouser fronts along the pocket edge.

I complete the zip before making any other part of the trouser. It's easier to sew it before any other part is attached. Then the pockets. This is the slant forming edge and because the cotton is fairly heavy it is made in part lining. Attach the lining to the pocket facing, overlock and press. I have pinned the facing to the front trouser edge.
I complete the zip before making any other part of the trouser. It’s easier to sew it before any other part is attached. Then the pockets. This is the slant forming edge and because the cotton is fairly heavy it is made in part lining. Attach the lining to the pocket facing, overlock and press. I have pinned the facing to the front trouser pocket edge.
Stitch across the top, waist edge, and at the sides to hold all the thickness's in place, ready to attach the backs.
Stitch across the top waist edge, and at the sides to hold all the thickness’s in place, ready to attach the backs.

This is a great tip I was shown by the sample machinists I used to work with, because, depending on the fabric, pinning layers together is fine but this is a fast and accurate way of holding all the layers of fabric in place. Stitching across the waist edge and at the sides holds everything together and I also use it as a stitching guide line for stitching on the back panels.

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