How to sew welt pockets on knit fabrics

April 24, 2016 No Comments

How to sew welt pockets on knit fabrics

April 24, 2016 No Comments

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To sew welt pockets on knits can be tricky due to the stretchy fabric. In this tutorial I show how you can achieve nice looking welt on soft knits.

 

How to do welt pockets on knit fabrics

Step 1. Interface the area that will be cut into a welt pocket. Make sure the piece cover the opening and then some

How to do welt pockets on knit fabrics

How to do welt pockets on knit fabrics

 

Step 2.  Mark the welt pocket area using pins and pen. Put pins through the pattern piece in each corner and mark the points with a pen

 

How to do welt pockets on knit fabricsHow to do welt pockets on knit fabrics

Step 3.  Using the corners as a guide, draw a rectangle

 

How to do welt pockets on knit fabrics

Step 4. Mark the lines

Mark the mid line and the ends where the horizontal cutting line should end and the diagonal cutting line should start (1.25 cm/ 0.5 inch).
How to do welt pockets on knit fabrics

Step 5. Interface and fold the welt piece

 

How to do welt pockets on knit fabrics

How to do welt pockets on knit fabrics

Step 6. Machine baste the mid line

This will be a guide for the placing of the welt. Baste the welt piece along the seam line.

How to do welt pockets on knit fabrics

Step 7. Attach the welt piece

 

How to do welt pockets on knit fabrics

Step 8. Pin the larger (upper pocket piece) on the right side

 

How to do welt pockets on knit fabrics

Step 9. Attach the pocket piece by sewing a rectangle along the marked lines

 

How to do welt pockets on knit fabrics

Step 10. Cut the opening, doing the corners on the diagonal

 

How to do welt pockets on knit fabrics

How to do welt pockets on knit fabrics

Step 11. Push the pocket lining through so that it ends on the wrong side

Now the welt will visible.

 

Step 12.  Attach the inner pocket piece to the upper piece

(sorry forgot to take a photo of that)

How to do welt pockets on knit fabrics

Step 13. Stitch across the ends to attach the welt to the pocket lining

 

How to do welt pockets on knit fabrics

Step 14. Flip the garment and top stitch the welt in place close to the sides

 

How to do welt pockets on knit fabrics

The finished result. I got some gaping but I think it is unavoidable when doing welt pockets in these kind of fabrics.

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Johanna

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