How many times we have seen a pocket but did we think about its technical details. A fashion designer and a pattern master have to keep in mind about different types of pockets as for different garments the requirement of pockets changes. It is important that pocket size, shape, and placement should complement the design of the garment. Pocket is a pouch that has a closed end is usually stitched on a garment or even inside the garment. Pocket can be both functional and decorative purpose. Pocket helps in holding and small article temporarily. It is important that pocket size, shape, and placement should complement the design of the garment.
Pockets can be classified in three categories.
- Outside pocket
As the name suggest Pockets of any size or shapes that are stitched over the garments.
Types of outside pockets
A. .Patch pocket
B. Pouch pocket
C. Accordion pockets
2. Inserted pocket
This kind of pouch is stitched inside of the garment into a straight and stylized seam.
3. Welt pocket
An inset pocket with the lower lip finished by an upstanding welt. The welt may be from 3/8” to 1” wide. It can have one or two lips finishing the opening edges. This pocket are used mainly found as the chest pocket of a jacket, coat or as back side pocket on trousers.