Pockets come in lots of shapes and formats. Some, such as patch pockets, paper bag pockets, and jetted pockets with a flap, are external and can be decorative, while others, including front hip pockets, are more discreet and hidden from view. They can be made from the same fabric as the garment or from a contrasting fabric. Whether casual or tailored, all pockets are functional.

Patch pocket

If a patch pocket is to be self-lined, it needs to be cut with the top edge of the pocket on a fold. Like an unlined pocket, if you are using a lightweight fabric, an interfacing may not be required, whereas for medium-weight fabrics, a fusible interfacing is advisable. A self-lined patch pocket is not suitable for heavy fabrics.


Welt pocket

A welt pocket features a small, straight flap that faces upward on a garment, with the pocket opening behind the flap. This kind of pocket is found on vests and is the usual breast pocket on men’s jackets, as well as being used on coats.






Zipper plackets


   There are several methods of applying zippers. The choice depends on the Position of the zipper in the garment and the type of garment. Zippers are Usually concealed either with two overlapping fabric edges or with one. The Former shows two lines of stitching and is referred as slot seam zipper placket.  The latter is called lapped seam zipper placket and only one line of Stitching is visible on this.

        Lapped zipper

   A skirt zipper in a skirt or a dress is usually put in by means of a lapped technique or a cantered zipper technique (see opposite page). For both of these techniques, you will require the zipper foot on the sewing machine. A lapped zipper features one side of the seam—the left-hand side—covering the teeth of the zipper to conceal them


Faced fly-front zipper


Whether it be for a classic pair of pants or a pair of jeans, a fly front is the most common technique for inserting a pant zipper. The zipper usually has a facing behind it to prevent the zipper teeth from catching.


 Invisible zipper

This type of zipper looks different from other zippers because the teeth are on the reverse and nothing except the pull is seen on the front. The zipper is inserted before the seam is stitched. A special invisible zipper foot is required.











January 10, 2018

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