If you’ve already made the buttonholes, these pockets will be a breeze to sew.
Here are you pocket pieces ready to work with.
Mark the pocket with the pocket template.
I’ve then stitched around the pocket markings. Here’s the front view.
Pin the pocket pieces to the coat and pin down the full pieces so they don’t slide under and get caught up when sewing. I’ve had this happen to me before. #sadface.
If there’s a bit that wasn’t sewn on properly, I’ll resew this piece. No unpicking necessary.
Then I cut the fabric and pull through the pocket pieces.
This bit is fiddly so I’ve used the diagram so you can see that you capture the cut ends and sew them flat to the pocket pieces before you finish sewing the pocket bag.
And that’s it for making welt pockets with the welt piece machine sewn onto the coat.