A single welt pocket is similar to the bound pocket (as described in nikishells howto), but only has a single "flap". It's a great way to add a contrasting fabric to your garment, or you can use matching fabric.

I already had my camera out while making my Sidonie skirt. So I figured I'd add a how to on single welt pockets, and save anyone who's interested the headache of tracking down instructions online! I highly recommend that you make a couple of test pockets before you cut into your garment.

Technique Materials

fabric for welt and pocket (I use a lightweight cotton), interfacing

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    Jul 21, 2011, 08.19 PMby gauss

    Thank you so much for this tutorial! I’ve just used it to successfully make my first set of single welt pockets on a skirt.

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    Apr 1, 2009, 05.40 PMby kasasha

    Im making a vest for my Apparel Science class and I really wanted to put a pocket on the inside. Thank you so much for this it really helped me out alot.

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    Jul 16, 2008, 10.10 PMby camilaustral

    thank you so so so much!!! i just made one pocket…. in the actual garment, thank god i didn’t made mistakes xD

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    Mar 13, 2008, 04.17 AMby squirrellypoo

    this is great! Your diagrams are very clear and easy to understand. thanks very much!

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