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Types of pockets in clothes
Types of pockets in clothes

Pockets on garments perform not only the function of storing useful and necessary things. They are decorative elements that give originality to the look. Recently, designers have been fantasizing about pockets more and more. Variations change and new elements are added, but the basic types of pockets themselves remain unchanged. In the article, we will carefully consider their well-known types, what details transform them, how to process and sew pockets at home. In the presented photos, you will consider each element separately.

Main types of pockets

1. Patch pockets, that is, sewn over clothing. The inlet can be top or side.

2. Welt pockets are made by cutting the fabric or located in the seams, folds and reliefs of clothing.

According to the shape of the location, the following types of pockets are distinguished: external and internal. There are also complex pockets that combine both types or several varieties of one. Let's take a closer look at each of them separately.

Outside pockets

Such items includepatch pockets, which can be simple, with a flap. It is one common piece and a separate flap sewn side by side.

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It is not difficult to make such an item of clothing. You need to think over the shape and size of the part and draw it on a piece of paper, measuring 1 cm on each side for the hem of the fabric. Depending on which side the inlet will be located on, we make a larger hem to stitch it in the right place. A patch pocket can have a different shape: square and round, semicircular and multifaceted, rectangular and trapezoid. You can fantasize freely, depending on what clothes they will be on. Consider how they are made in the next photo.

Sewing a pocket

Having drawn a pattern on paper, you need to transfer it to the pocket pattern. Then the fabric is cut out and folded along the contours of the fold line from all sides. The inlet is wrapped twice so that the edges are tight and more durable. The rest of the edges are processed on an overlock or with an overlock foot. Then the edges are bent in the middle and ironed well. Many craftswomen use a glue stick so that the fold line fits snugly against the main part before sewing. You can press the fold lines with a hot iron through a damp cotton cloth.

patch pocket

After that, mark with chalk the place on the clothes where the pocket will be sewn and put the part on top. You can pre-stitch the element in its permanent place with stitches. It remains only to attach it.

Round gathered pocket

Suchan overhead element is usually made either on women's or girls' clothes. First, draw a pattern on paper in the form of a circle (compass). Then a semicircle is cut out, and the template is transferred to the fabric. Remember to leave 1 cm around the edges for a hem. The inlet is assembled with a needle and thread. The remaining edges need to be ironed, making a clear fold line.

welt pocket

Then the strap is cut out separately and sewn to the gathered edge from the inside. It remains to sew on the front edge of the front. Thus, the inlet is decorated and sealed. The finished pocket is attached to the main location over the clothes.

Types of valves and shapes

Patch pockets can be different, depending on the designer's idea. The edges are processed with a plank or leaflet, facing or oblique trim, a separate or bent valve. There are such parts with a lining for strength, but there are simply from one layer of matter. Patch pockets are always made separately, then put together and finally sewn onto clothes.

framed pocket

Valves can also be of different shapes. The figure above shows only their main types. Now there are a huge number of them. This is a matter of the master's imagination. Also, patch pockets can be single and double, in which there is an inner second layer of lining fabric or sealant. This is done on soft fabrics to give strength to the pocket. Consider now complex pleated pockets.

Safari pockets

So voluminousthe pocket is attached mainly to cotton sportswear. They are comfortable, they can accommodate a large number of things needed on a hike. Such an overhead product is made by folding the fabric. These pockets are also called pleated. Most of these pockets have flaps that either simply close the inlet, or fasten with a button, blocking access to personal belongings for uninvited guests.

pocket pattern

Such a pocket can simply be with a central inner or outer fold, or it may also consist of a fold on the sides, which increases the internal volume of the part. Make it according to this pattern by folding the fabric.

voluminous pocket

Welt pocket

Such pockets are made from the inside of the product or from the main fabric, or from the lining. A variant of any decorative material is possible, then the interior trim of the pockets will serve as an additional decoration for clothes.

They can be decorated with facings, edging with braid, in the form of connecting the lining with the selection. Basically, this is used in women's products. Welt pockets may have a different location. These can be pockets in the seams or folds of clothes, or cut in the middle of the fabric.

pocketing technology

The bend of the line of the inner pocket can be semicircular, even, oblique or even curly. It all depends on the idea of ​​the author of the clothes.

Pocket design

On men's jackets you can often find a framed pocket design with twoturning. This is a classic option for both jackets and trousers. Often, such details of clothing are additionally closed with overhead valves, the shape of which depends on the wishes of the master and the style of the product.

Before making such pockets, you need to duplicate the shelf and both facings with thermal fabric.

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On the fabric from the inside, you need to outline the frame of this part. Then it is stitched with copy stitches so that these contours are visible on the front side. Then, in the center of the future pocket in the frame, you need to sew the lining. The product is turned over to the reverse side and a rectangular frame is sewn along the contour lines. Then a central incision is made with a sharp knife. They don't make it to the end. Not reaching 1 cm to the short side of the rectangle, the cuts go into the corners to the end of the line. When performing these steps, you need to hold the facing with your hand so as not to cut it.

After that, you need to thread the facing material into the slot and turn everything inside out. It is good to smooth the fold line and iron it with steam or through a damp cotton cloth. The triangle in the corners is also carefully bent inwards.

Next, you need to separately sew the inside of the pocket from the lining or base material. Then, on the inside, the lining is sewn first with one facing, then with the other.

It is worth noting that welt pockets can be not only straight, but also inclined, curly and completely vertical. The frame can be fastened with a button or with a zipper. Sometimes they make complexpockets. For example, on an overhead product, they also make a small mortise pocket in a frame with a zipper for storing money or small valuable items.

Pocket in the seam

Of all the types of pockets, this one is considered the easiest to make. It is enough to cut out the inner part of the part from the main or lining fabric and sew it from the inside to the hole left in the side seam. But even here there are options for complication in order to additionally decorate clothes. If you look at the photo below, you can see that a seemingly simple pocket in the seam is decorated with an insert of contrasting fabric.

pockets kinds

This option can be used on women's or children's items.

In the article, we introduced readers to different types of these clothing details, pocket processing technology, a variety of shapes and decoration methods. If you sew your own clothes, then do not forget that pockets are not only functional value, but also play an aesthetic role. After all, beautifully sewn pockets will only decorate the thing. So get creative and add beautiful details, using both overhead, variously shaped parts, and slotted ones.

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