HOW TO CREATE A DOUBLE WELT POCKET FOR A FEMALE BLAZER

HOW TO CREATE A DOUBLE WELT POCKET FOR A FEMALE BLAZER

In this blog post,I will  be showing you how to create a double welt pocket for your female blazer.

The picture below,shows you exactly what we are going to create. 

DOUBLE WELT POCKET

 Without much ado let’s go straight and start.

ITEMS NEEDED FOR A FEMALE BLAZER WELT POCKET

The very first thing you need to do, is to cut out three sets of materials.

The  first  is your contrast material. This is what you’re going to use to create the opening of the welt pocket.

The measurements for the  contrast material is 8cm by 18 cm.

Once you cut it out ,iron on a hard fusible fleece. After  that , cut

out the fusible fleece the same 8 by 18cm.

 Then you cut out  the material of your blazer. This is the material that  you used for your blazer .Make it  18 cm by 33 cm

Those are all  the materials  that you really need to make the blazer welt pocket.

PREPARING THE MATERIALS FOR THE WELT POCKET

Get the contrast material and your feasible fleece. Fold it to equal parts.

 This is to get the center point for the width and for the length.

Once you have the center point ,we are going to draw a 14 centimeter line .That is 7cm on either side of the center. 

 Do same for the fusible fleece.

welt pocket the easy way

On both end of the vertical 14cm line,draw a 2cm horizontal line.

Draw it such  that you have one centimeter on each side of the vertical line.

Below is  what you have at the end of the day . Join the 2cm  lines together with vertical lines.

That is what you should  have on your contrast material and on your fusible fleece.

CREATING THE BASE OF THE BLAZER WELT POCKET

Get the front piece of your blazer.

You might want to check out the pattern drafting  and complete  sewing of the  female  blazer .

Once you have the front part of your blazer , measure your shoulder to waist level. and add 2cm.

If you are using inches,add 1 inch.

 At that extra 2cm  point, draw a 14 cm line. I am drawing mine at 46cm.

That is because my shoulder to waist is 44 cm.I then added 2cm to give me 46 cm. 

Let your princess cut be the centre of the 14cm line.

14cm line on blazer
14cm drawn on the front side
fusible fleece ironed on blazer

 Next,get hold of your  fusible fleece and iron on the blazer material. 

Ensure that the 14cm lines   align together.Then go ahead and  iron the fusible fleece on the blazer.

 Once you’re done with that,

 turn to the front and place contrast material on same position. Ensure once again that the 14cm lines align well.

We are going to stitch along the  rectangle we had drawn earlier

CREATING THE WELT POCKET OPENING

To open up the welt pocket, get a scissors and cut through the centre line dividing the sewn rectangle.Also cut along the drawn small rectangle at both ends.

After cutting through, the above picture is what your welt pocket should look like.

When  doing this for the first time, try not to cut through your seam . Be very careful

Sometimes if you’re doing it the first,time it’s good to use a thread  colour you can see.The next thing to do is to

FORM THE DOUBLE WELT OF THE POCKET

Turn the contrast material through the cut hole to the back of the BLAZER

Then  iron it down very well.I have ironed down my pocket.

Your pocket should be looking like this for now.Don’t worry we are going to close it up.

Turn to the back of your blazer pocket. Get your 33 by 18cm blazer material piece..

Sew the 18 inches end of the material at the bottom part

of the contrast  material .After that.Feel free to watch the full video below.

Once you’re done with the sewing ,this is what it  is looking  like.

attaching your inner welt pocket piece.

FORMING THE DOUBLE WELT POCKET OPENING  CONTINUED.

so now we are going to cover the opening . Turn your cloth over and then  adjust and try to cover half of the space with the contrast material.

Ensure that the  blazer  material  doesn’t come out.Try and bring the contrast material to cover the remaining half of the space.

After ironing and pinning down this is what your bag should be looking like at

the back and front.

back part of welt pocket
Front part of welt pocket

 We are going to sew so that the folding will remain in place. The pictures below shows you how to position your materials to sew.

SEWING YOUR WELT POCKET
SEWING YOUR WELT POCKET IN PLACE

To actually understand how to sew it perfectly, please watch the video below

 After the sewing you can see your welt pocket has taken its  shape in the front.

HOW TO CREATE A DOUBLE WELT POCKET

CREATING THE ACTUAL POCKET BEHIND

 What you’re going to do next is to actually form the pockets where you can put your hands.

 Or put whatever you want to put.

Take the  33 by 18  piece at  the back part of your welt pocket .

 Fold it forward  and then sew it onto the upper part of the contrast material.

 After that we’ll now sew the sides.Please don’t sew the sides on your blazer.

 Just hold it separately and   just sew down

When  you’re done with the sewing on the sides this is what the back pocket should be looking like.

INNER POCKET OF WELT POCKET

CONCLUSION

We have eventually come to the end of creating our double welt pocket.As I said before,If you want to see how I eventually finished the blazer you can watch vieo here.

Thank you so much for reading to the end. if you have any challenges.

drop your messages in the comments and i’ll get back to you.Remember

it might not be perfect the first time but keep trying and watch the

video several times and you will get it right. Do you have a simplier way of creating your welt pocket? lets hear about it.

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