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Welt Pocket Inspiration


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Since Sarai shared her welt pockets off yesterday, I thought I’d add a few inspirational images of welt pocket variations you could try.

The first image shows a really cool piped tab on a welt pocket from this 40s suit. Then there is the ultra-thin lipped welt on this cool leather jacket. Another idea is to trim the pockets, like the green skirt above. And then there is that awesome chevron-shaped welt from an Anthropologie skirt.

Images: Denim Chevron, Decorative Green & Black, Grey Tab, White Leather

Caitlin Clark   —  

Caitlin is the Colette Patterns design assistant. You can follow Caitlin at her blog, the story girl.

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I love the denim welt pocket! I’d love to make a few like that so beautiful!

Claire (aka Seemane)

Hi Stevie !
Check out Patty’s post here: An experiment… lotus blossom welt pockets she copied those denim welt pockets :)


I HAVE to copy the piped tab on the 40’s suit. So natty!


Isn’t it lovely? I don’t think it would be too challenging.

Dominique Du Sablon

I love these, I have yet to make a pair of pants but when I do, I will drawing inspiration from this post for the pockets! Thanks for sharing!


Please tell me that the two of you are friends….I read both blogs and always picture the two of you puzzling over patterns and shopping for notions together.


Caitlin and I? Of course! We do both those things frequently together. :)

Patty the snugbug

OK – this is totally tooting my own horn, but I, too, fell in love with the anthro pocket last year and agonized over recreating it – to save others the pain, here’s a link to the pics I took.

I keep meaning to upload the pattern pieces but haven’t gotten around to it! The pockets worked out pretty well, the only problems are the corners on the inside, but I ALWAYS have trouble in that area with welt pockets because I’m too impatient and sloppy!

I hope that’s helpful for anyone who likes the denim skirt pockets!!


Patty, this is awesome! I love that you reverse engineered it. Maybe I’ll try this out myself!


I’m loving that denim pocket. That’d probably be cute on a spring pastel colored dress as well.


Welt pockets are that detail that says the garment has been well sewn. I too love the Anthropolgie skirt! I’m a technical designer for Anthropologie and I handled that skirt during it’s development :)


Wow, so cool maddie!


Wow, those sure are some nifty pockets! My fav is the piped tab. The one I don’t like is the green skirt— I say no thanks to big old caterpillars crawling on me! (or worse! tee hee)


Ha! I think they’d look good with less contrast and maybe smaller. I hadn’t thought of them as insects, but of course that’s all I see now.


Gorgeous! Love the 40’s piped look and the sleek leather look!

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