A Happy New Year to all! I was hoping that I might have caught up with myself by now! But I haven’t! I have a couple of posts for pocket constructions that I had almost completed, when I was making up student sample garments back in August/September so here is one of them.
The photo below shows a side seam pocket in a panelled seam of a dress. These pockets are not stitched by me! I quite often forget to take a before or after picture, but I want to be clear about the type of pocket that I’m describing, and it’s order of assembly.
This is my preferred way to make up pockets that sit in the side seam. I know there are other ways of sewing these, but this is how they were produced in the factory and this method gives defined, structured edges and doesn’t waste fabric!
Ready to put the front and back pieces together and sew the side seams. And now I discover that I didn’t take a finished photo and I made about 4 pairs of these trousers!
A side pocket on a pair of trousers, well worn, from the wardrobe. This pair show the side seam pocket with twin needled feature stitching and bar tacks. The bar tacks finish the ends of the twin needle stitch nicely and they reinforce the strength of the pockets!