1. Different types of pocket
Study material for Apparel Technology/Fashion Design- Students
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2. • The Different types of pocket .
• A small bag .sewn into or on clothing so as to form part of it.
• used for carrying small articles is known as pocket.
• The different types of pocket are shown here..
5. 3. Jetted pocket.
The pocket is constructed by cutting
through the garment to the required length of
the finished pocket, then the edges are bound
and a pocket bag attached to the back of the
6. 4.Jetted with reinforcement
• As the jetted pocket, but with leather or fabric patches
stitched to the edge of the pocket to strengthen the finished
7. Bound patch pocket
As the patch pocket, here shown gathered
into a binding applied to the top edge to
8. 6. Shirt pocket.
• Normally a breast/chest pocket placed on any kind of shirt
but usually a work shirt is having 2.pockets. It is a patch pocket
with a shaped bottom and a turned back and top-stitched welt
effect at the top. size of the pocket is4 ¾ x5 ¼”.or 5”x 5 ½ “
9. 7. Patch pocket with flap
• As the patch pocket, but with a bagged out flap, the same
width as the patch and stitched above the patch, to cover the
opening. It is finished with a button or stud
10. 8.Welt pocket
• Similar in construction to the jetted pocket in that the
garment is slashed to the length of the finished pocket and a
folded and bagged out piece of fabric, the width of the finished
pocket, plus seam allowance, is set into the slash and stitched
up at the sides. The extended flap is stitched down at the sides
and covers the pocket opening.
11. 10.Jetted pocket with Zip
• As the jetted pocket, but with a zip set into the opening
created by the bindings.
12. 11.Shirred Patch pocket
• As the patch pocket but the head of the pocket is elasticized
to create a more spacious pocket.This is a fashionable
pocket.To enchance the design elements of
children/girl/women’s wear this pocket is used.
13. 12. Double pocket
• This is a patch pocket that is layered to create two pockets.
The zipped top is the entrance to one pocket and here the left
side is the entry for the other.
14. 13.Post box in patch pocket
• The patch pocket and jetted pocket combined in that the
entrance to the pocket is through the jet, the patch being stitch
all the around.
15. 14. Angled flap pocket
• A shaped flap set into the garment like an upside down welt.
16. 15. Jetted with Tab pocket
• As the jetted pocket, but with a tab for fastening set into the
17. 16.Mechanic’s/Work wear pockets
• Normally seen on dungarees, overalls and work jeans, the
mechanic’s pocket is a large patch with cut away top and tag at
the bottom for hanging tools.
18. 17. Utility pocket
• Like the kangaroo pocket but with many more divisions for
specific tools and instruments.
19. 18. Western pocket
• Like the angled flap, but with a bottom carving to a point,
echoing the western or cowboy style of pocket.
20. 19.Jetted with flap pocket
• This pocket is like the jet with tab. The flap runs the full width
of the pocket and here has curved corners.
21. 20. Bellows pocket
• A patch pocket with a pleat set behind it that expands to
accommodate articles placed within it. Applied to work jackets
22. 21.Patch with tab
• As the patch pocket, but with an extended tab and button head
for decoration only.
23. 22. Denim top-stitched pocket
• A patch pocket made from denim and applied to denim jeans
and other jeans-styled garments. It has the hallmark twin top-
29. 28.Contoured Jet with reinforcement
• As the curved jet but the opening is exaggerated to show the
pocket bag, which is made in a contrast fabric. The corners are
30. 29. Hidden in seam pocket
• This pocket has the appearance of the curved jet, but is
much simpler in construction. It is set into a seam, topstitched
and reinforced, pocket bags are applied to the seam allowance
inside the garment.
31. 30. Epaulette Pocket
• This pocket is similar to the hidden in seam pocket, the
seam being part of a raglan sleeve and set close to the
shoulder. Consequently the pocket has the name epaulette, i.e.
32. 31.Side pocket
• This pocket is set into the side seam of the garment, similar
to the hidden in seam pocket.
33. 32.Curved inset pocket
• The pocket here is constructed as a part of the front of the
trouser or skirt, the back of the pocket is also part of the
construction. The back of the pocket bag is an extension of that
part of the garment, the front of it is effectively a facing to the
front part of the garment.
35. 34.Cargo pocket
• Similar in construction to the mechanic’s pocket but applied
to the waist of jeans or dungarees. The belt passes through the
top of the pocket.
36. 35. Ticket pocket
• Introduced to carry railways tickets around 1860, the ticket
pocket is frequently seen on denim jeans.
37. 36. Waist line pockets
The photographs are showing two shots of waist line
Right side pocket is closer to the Button over the Zip and
the left side pocket is closer to the Button hole. Both are
around 3.5 inches X 4.5 inches.
Similar pockets are stitched inside the Hand pockets with
a small inclination outside.
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