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My first ever welt pocket!

I joined the Monthly Stitch a couple of months ago and this months challenge is a ‘New Year -New Skill’.  I’d decided to challenge myself to learn how to make welt pockets. After much googling and reading countless tutorials I found one over at Oliver and S that seamed easy to follow with clear photos. It took 3 hours but I’m so pleased with the result and would be confident enough to go straight ahead and add one to a garment.

The back is so neat, I wish now I’d taken the time to change my cotton for the final stitches!

And another, I could have taken 100’s of pix as I was so pleased, but I won’t bore you with more than 3!

Now, I’m really not sure what to do with 13″x10″ inch piece of fabric with the most gorgeous welt pocket on. Maybe I’ll just frame it!

One last one, sorry couldn’t resist!

…..the next day…..

Just one last one, honest! This shows the inside, I woke and swooned over it again!!



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  2. That’s smart to learn on a square instead of learning on a precious garment! Well done! I have yet to learn that!

    • I think i’ll use it now its turned out well to make a bag….what this space!!! You should try it, it wasn’t as difficult as i thought it would be.

  3. I’d have taken a lot of photos if I had done a welt pocket that well too! Another thing that I have only done once because it wasn’t easy to do!

    • The pocket took almost 3 hours!! mainly due to reading, re-reading and re-reading the instructions before attempting each stage. But the tutorial is seriously good, I think i could do it next time in an hour or less. Why don’t you have another try? When i was looking at different tutorials there seemed to be different methods and this was the first one the i understood.

      • Well if you liked the tutorial, maybe I should bookmark it or something. I was just following the pattern instructions when I did mine and they were confusing. I still don’t know how I did it!

    • ooo yes you should! I’d like to try a zipped welt pocket, I’m still looking for a tutorial.

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  6. I’m so glad the tutorial I wrote for Oliver + S was helpful! Your welt pocket looks beautiful and I love that you’re working to learn new skills in 2014. Take care! 🙂

    • Thanks Kristin, your tutorial is fab, and I’ve had a look at your blog too which is full of great ideas and inspiration!

  7. Sometimes it’s nice to keep the sample as is for future reference. I have an entire box of sewing samples that I frequently look at to remember how I did something that I don’t often do. Great first welt!

    • Tea, it’s good to be able to refer back. I think I might make a bag – I made a skirt not so long ago and I think it would look good with it 😃

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