Today I’ve got a tutorial on how to make a welt pocket with contrast lining inside the pockets. You know for a pop of hidden fun, like a secret just the two of you share. Or if you don’t have enough fabric for the pockets, but your garment needs pockets!
Creating welt pockets isn’t too difficult, and a good pattern or tutorial will walk you through all the steps and you will end up with a beautifully finished welt pocket. This tutorial today shows you how to use contrast fabric inside the pocket while still keeping your welt the same fabric as the main part of the garment. Cut the pocket bag piece from your contrast fabric.
Sew contrast lining to pants around welt rectangle right sides together.
Cut open rectangle, cutting into corners but not through stitching.
Pull contrast lining to inside of pocket.
Press opening very well making sure contrast lining does not show on outside of pocket.
Cut a welt the width of pocket bag by 2.5” high from original garment fabric.
Fold this welt in 1/2, wrong sides together, and press.
Zigzag or finish across bottom raw edges.
Fit your newly created welt into the top of the pocket hole on the wrong side of the pants, top edges lined up, and sides of pocket bag and welt lined up.
Here I am pulling the top of the pocket open so you can see the alignment of the welt.
On the right side of the fabric, top stitch around the opening of the pocket rectangle.
Here’s the view on the inside. Now you’ve created the matching welt, so just finish the pocket bag.
Fold pocket bag in 1/2, right sides together.
Sew sides of pocket bag together, taking care NOT to sew through pants/garment you are creating. Finish edges of pocket bag.
Then assemble your pants/garment according to your pattern. I was sewing a pair of pants for my son. I’ll show them to you later this week.
All right, there you have it! A beautiful welt pocket with a secret inside! If you use this tutorial, send us a picture of your beautiful creation.