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It's a bit time consuming and requires patience and accurate sewing, but making welt pockets is totally worth the extra effort.

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    May 17, 2011, 04.34 AMby gezemice

    Thank you for the tutorial! I am trying to make some pockets on a Burda trousers pattern and the instructions have no pictures (it is from the magazine) so I need all the help I can get! I will try this tomorrow. Thanks!

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    Jan 6, 2011, 03.17 PMby pinksalamander

    This is a great tutorial up until step 12 when it makes no sense. I’m half way through and can’t go on cos it makes no sense. Help?

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      Jan 6, 2011, 06.11 PMby wzrdreams

      Truly sorry about this. I’m going to scrounge up my test peice and see if I can take a few more pics of the back side to better illustrate that step.

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    Jan 4, 2011, 07.48 PMby pinksalamander

    Thanks so much for this post. I’ve been scouring through my sewing books as the Burda pattern I bought for my boyfriends vest has the vaguest pocket instructions ever.

    I’ll be trying this out soon, hopefully all goes to plan.

    (Now to try and work out how on earth to line the damn thing as the pattern has no lining?!)

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    Nov 19, 2010, 11.21 PMby kelepso

    Yippie! I just made a single welt pocket. BTW – I didn’t practice either. I took a bold risk and tried it on the original garment the first time around.

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      Nov 21, 2010, 04.23 PMby wzrdreams

      Wicked! I’m so glad it worked out!! :)

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      Nov 22, 2010, 01.33 AMby kelepso

      Yes. It was quite easy. I made 2 single welt pockets for my garment for the BERNINA Competition. Thanks again!!!

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    Jun 30, 2010, 07.34 PMby ravenandswan

    Very sharp! Thanks for the tute, this is great. Your photos and descriptions give me the confidence to try this myself. Despite a few of the steps being a little confusing, I think after giving it a try I should be able to manage it maybe after a trial run or two. If I figure out, I think I’ll do one on the vest I’m sewing for my sons’s White Rabbit costume. I was going to just do a placket pocket but I think this will be a much classier look — because of course he needs a pocket on his vest for his pocket watch! ;) Thanks!

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    Apr 5, 2010, 09.27 PMby ballestas

    Excelent! i did it.

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    Mar 30, 2010, 03.51 AMby cantare

    Making pattern directions can be so difficult, thank you for your pictures and explanations! I’m going to try these pockets this summer and I’ll let you know how it goes!

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    Mar 29, 2010, 11.14 AMby luxihere

    Thanks for the tute. Can you please explain pic 12. I just couldn’t get it right? pls

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      Mar 29, 2010, 01.52 PMby wzrdreams

      Yeah… sorry about that! I’ll try to do another sample and take better pics for #12 and #13.

      If you look at pic #11, you see the bottom half of the satin creates the welt and half the pocket bag. Directly under the pinned welt is the rectangular welt opening, so you will stitch the across the opening bottom seam allowance (visible in pic #12) and through the welt to secure the welt along the bottom edge of the opening.

      Yeah. I definitely need to add some pictures. I’ll get right on that.

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    Mar 29, 2010, 01.57 AMby brooklynstitch

    Your pockets look great! Thanks for this how-to. I’m about to do welt pockets on the ruby shorts and your directions and pictures will really come in handy

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