Jutland Sew-Along: Adding Buttons to the Welt Pockets
Here's the latest little addition to the Jutland Sew-Along! I won't add the Jutland Sew-Along Schedule as the first photo on this post as I clearly am not following it anymore :P. Things have slowed down to a realistic pace because Matt and I are busily prepping for a new pattern release this coming Monday! Anyways, to explain the origins of this tutorial: Before the Jutland Pants pattern was released I had created a welt pocket tutorial which I put up on our website Tutorials section and on the Fabrics-store blog as a guest post. I don't believe that this tutorial was ever added to this blog though! Today I've revised the original tutorial to include directions for adding a button hole and button for fancier Jutland Trousers. Here it is on the blog for you: Welt pockets often have the bad reputation as being scary and difficult to sew. While it might take a little while to make perfectly square corners and until the origami folds become second nature, they really aren't that difficult...it is just a matter of doing the right step at the right time. And here are all the right steps laid out in photos for you! For these shorts I used the Jutland Pants pattern which includes all necessary pieces. In case you are working with a pants pattern that doesn't include welt pocket pattern pieces, here are some guidelines to make your own. For each pocket:
- Welt rectangle - one interfaced rectangle that is about four times the height of your welt and a couple inches wider.
- Shallow pocket lining - one shallow pocket piece (either shaped like mine is or just a shallow rectangle that is the same width as the welt rectangle) made out of thin cotton or some other pocketing material.
- Deep pocket lining - one long pocket piece that is shaped to match the width and bottom of your shallow pocket piece and is tall enough to extend past the top of the pants (mine was 12" tall)
- Pocket facing - a rectangle approximately the size of your welt piece that will be top-stitched to the deep pocket lining to act as a backdrop for the welt pocket (so that you don't see the pocketing fabric behind the open welt).
- Interfacing - A square of interfacing that is larger than your welt rectangle piece to apply to the trousers.