Bound pocket. Looks like a large buttonhole.

Technique Materials

Sewing machine, chosen fabric, lining fabric, interfacing, thread

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    Jul 13, 2013, 10.06 AMby S.L. Poetronegoro

    how to sew bound pocket with crescent shaped welt? I saw this detail on a vintage coat and I think it’s very interesting.

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    Jul 18, 2011, 11.23 AMby forabetter

    Used this tip today! It was so so clear to understand and completely helpful. Good job on the well done tutorial and Thank YOU!

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    Nov 4, 2010, 09.24 AMby concreteknickers

    this was a lifesaver…tanks a lot….the description in my original pattern was crazy complicated….but now i managed.

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    Jul 18, 2010, 02.19 AMby Kelsey Edwards

    thanks, this is exactly what i have been searching for! i am using these for a half apron :)

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    Feb 2, 2010, 01.52 PMby phyllis26

    Thank you so much i always wanted to know how to make this pockets very good pictures.

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    Mar 31, 2009, 06.36 PMby creativecritter23

    This is Awesome!!! Thanks. I have a large weekender bag I’m making and there are no inner pockets in the pattern. Now I know exactly what to do so the bag will be just perfect!!

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    Feb 5, 2009, 02.27 PMby camilaustral

    don’t worry, i figured out :P

    thanks for the how-to!!

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    Feb 4, 2009, 09.39 PMby camilaustral

    i have a question… (kinda urgent, i’m making trousers right now=P)

    if i want to topstitch like to “hold” the welts in place, when should i do it? before or after i stitch the pocket part?

    (i’m loving the how-to btw, couln’t be more illustrative)

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    Sep 22, 2008, 03.57 PMby marble1

    Thanks for the directions for the welt pocket. I’m always looking for ways to make a jacket look more tailored. This is the easiest to follow that I’ve seen.


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    Sep 7, 2008, 12.36 AMby becky-wil

    Thanks! Good explanations & photos.

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    Aug 21, 2008, 05.12 PMby curlyxrt

    awesome tutorial- I really like the look of bound pockets and button holes, but I never understood the concept! Your pictures and instructions are VERY helpful – I may even try it on my friend’s new bag I’m working on!

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    Aug 9, 2008, 01.11 AMby mildlycrafty

    Thanks for this tutorial, I used it on my Charlie bag.

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    Jul 30, 2008, 06.05 AMby britton

    There’s a dress I’ve been wanting to add pockets to and was starting to thing it would be impossible! This how-to is awesome and makes it look…well, not TOO difficult! Thank you!

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    Jul 4, 2008, 08.55 AMby lyndilou

    Thank you! This technique was presented in a class I took years ago . . . I misplaced my samples and am grateful that you posted it to refresh my memory. It makes a dressy embellishment for a casual jacket too.

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    Jun 26, 2008, 10.44 PMby xxechoicxx

    Thank you for sharing this. I definitely learned from your wonderfully clear tuturial.

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    Jun 20, 2008, 06.36 PMby yoko-1

    Great! Thanks so much for this :o) I will definitely use this technique on my jacket. This is very clear and well explained

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    Apr 2, 2008, 09.04 AMby escorpio

    Thank you for this! I’m working on Ruby right now so this i a big help.

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    Mar 6, 2008, 02.55 PMby evisann

    Thank you so much! This is a great tutorial! I can’t wait to try it out.

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    Feb 26, 2008, 11.28 PMby nikkishell

    Yes, that’s right minxdragon although there are many different ways to do bound buttonholes as there are a few other different ways for bound pockets too. I’ll upload some how-to’s when i can.

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    Feb 26, 2008, 08.36 PMby minxdragon

    This is brilliant! thankyou, it’s one of the things that I’ve been wanting to learn. will this same technique work for the bound buttonholes? (sans pocket part obviously!) I can’t wait to try it out.

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    Feb 26, 2008, 01.29 AMby fashion1

    this great! thanks a lot!

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