Another way of making a single welt pocket. It's a bit more fastidious, but the results are very precise. After one practice round I was confident enough to make both my final welts for my Franzi Vest. Most of these pictures are from the final, but some are from my trial run.

Technique Materials

Franzi fronts, crepe backed satin for welt/pocket, thread (DTM and contrast for basting), scissors, fusible interfacing

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    Apr 29, 2013, 07.10 PMby joeyrobinsonuk

    This was an excellent tutorial, i tried a welt pocket for the first time last night using your tutorial and it worked first time. Not nearly as scary as expected! Thanks

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      May 2, 2013, 02.04 PMby wzrdreams

      That’s great!

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    Apr 3, 2013, 08.15 PMby Luiza Grooks

    great tutorial!

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    Jun 14, 2012, 11.55 PMby nikkihuffman

    Thank you for taking the time to put this on here. If all goes as planned I will be using this technique in the future. I need to have things like this spelled out for me, and this is just what I’ll need. The video is a helpful final touch. Your fastidiousness is inspiring!

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    Nov 3, 2011, 11.08 AMby Thalla Saya

    Hi Since yesterday I was looking for this tutorial of welt pocket, “in french” but ufff!! and I tried english…and magicly I found your video on youtube and then this site, really thank you for sharing this tutorial, instructions are so clear and no matter if we don’t understand english… Kindest regards

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    Aug 8, 2011, 12.08 AMby John McDole

    I just want to say thank you for this tutorial. I was having a really tough time with a Simplicity pattern that over-complicated the welt pocket (7 layers of fabric!?) and I’m now going to just install my own with this tutorial!

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      Aug 9, 2011, 12.21 AMby wzrdreams

      You are so welcome!

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      Aug 20, 2011, 10.45 PMby John McDole

      Here’s a link to my work in progress. This article was a major help in completing the pockets. My only advice is that when sewing down the wing tips, you make sure everything is nice and tight; with a little bit of pressure, pull the pocket material to ensure its nice and flat with little bulk… I had to seam rip once to get it right.

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      Aug 22, 2011, 04.29 PMby wzrdreams

      OMG, your progress pictures are so great! You did a wonderful job. Anyone needing clarification should go check out John’s pics on picasa!!

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    Jul 1, 2011, 03.39 PMby kelerabeus

    This is one amazing tutorial! Instructions are very clear and straightforward, I’ve just managed to sew a pair of single welt pockets, finally as close to perfect as they can be :) and without a trial run! Thanks for sharing!

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    Dec 10, 2010, 08.46 PMby atrinka

    Wow you saved my life!!!! I’m sewing a skirt from BurdaStyle Spain and I don’t udrestand the instructions for the single welt pocket. I am latina, I speak spanish, but I sew in english hehehhehe. Your pictures are perfect, you can see every detail. Do you have any other tutorials???? Thanks!

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      Dec 10, 2010, 08.58 PMby wzrdreams

      I’m thrilled that my tutorial was so helpful!

      I only have 2 other tutorials and they are project specific. I would love to make more tutorials but that will happen as I make something with a fussy technique worth documenting.

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    Nov 21, 2010, 03.11 PMby nehmah

    Thanks for this tutorial. Welt pockets are one of fashion’s stickier details. Your photos and written instructions are great. Nehmah

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    Nov 19, 2010, 05.24 PMby Maria Roseli Moreira

    Que perfeito, parabens!!

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    Oct 16, 2010, 08.45 PMby cantare

    I just did my first ever welt pocket in under 20min thanks to your awesome tutorial! Once I finish the pants (little boy trousers) I’ll put up the pics so you can see how great your instructions are. Thank you!

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    Jul 7, 2010, 10.34 AMby radwa abdel-azeez

    fantastic and so helpful :) thank you so much. waiting for more..

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    Jun 1, 2010, 06.28 PMby 6kidsathome

    Thank you for posting the directions. They were understandable and clear. I was able to use the technique in a pair of pants and am going to use it again when I make my husband a vest.

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      Jun 1, 2010, 08.49 PMby wzrdreams

      I’m so glad it was helpful to you! :D
      That just made my day!

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    Apr 19, 2010, 12.58 PMby wastoltz

    onderfull .This is what makes sewing much easier. GOD bless

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    Apr 3, 2010, 10.04 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Great instruction and photos! I’ve always struggled to make perfect single welts. I think I may be on my way to perfection. Thanks for sharing!

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