Double Welt Pockets – Vintage Embroidery And Sewing Techniques Part 10

Double Welt Pockets - Vintage Embroidery And Sewing Techniques Part 10

Two double welt pocket samplers which my grandmother, a dressmaker, sewed in 1951. Both samplers are made with thin wool fabric.

Double Welt Pockets - Vintage Embroidery And Sewing Techniques Part 10

The welt pockets are sewn by machine, and the raw edges are finished by hand.

1950s double welt pocket hand buttonhole stitch
Handsewn buttonhole stitches

double welt pocket 1940s 1950s vintage sewing-2

double welt pocket inside view
Inside view of pocket with handsewn catch stitches

Here are 1916 instructions about how to sew a herrinbone or catch stitch.

double welt pocket drawing
My grandmothers drawing: how to sew double welt pockets
patch pocket sketch
Another sketch, for a patch pocket
double welt pocket 1940s 1950s vintage sewing-7
Sampler 2

double welt pocket 1940s 1950s vintage sewing-1

Here’s a tutorial about how to sew a double welt pocket, and another tutorial for a double welt pocket with a flap.

double welt pocket 1940s

double welt pocket hand stiches
Handsewn buttonhole stitches
double welt pocket handsewn buttonhole stitches
Machines stitches and handsewn buttonhole stitches
double welt pocket inside view
Inside view of double welt pocket
double welt pocket 1940s 1950s vintage sewing inside view
Inside of pocket with handsewn catch stitches

 

Here’s part 9 (handsewn square neckline) and part 11 (trapunto quilting) of the 1950s sewing and embroidery series.

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