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NancyM
Posted 2013-05-10 10:50 PM (#85334)
Subject: ?Adding an invisible zipper pocket?


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Can anyone refer me to sewing directions for adding a pocket in pants sideseam just above the knee, using an invisible zipper? I saw a reference to the desirability of such a pocket for people in wheelchairs, as it is said to be easier to get into from a seated position. I have searched and found some ideas, but nothing complete. There's a replyin a Threads forum that suggests installing the zipper in the sideseam first, and then sewing the pocket pieces to the zipper tapes. And there's another webpage that gives an illustrated guide to just the first part, installing the invisible zipper in the sideseam. Have any of you ever done this kind of pocket? How large should it be, and did sewing the pocket pieces on after installing the zipper work?

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Nancy
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Cristina
Posted 2013-05-10 11:25 PM (#85335 - in reply to #85334)
Subject: Re: ?Adding an invisible zipper pocket?


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First I attached each pocket bag to each zipper band
then I closed the zipper and placed it under sideseam opening, basted it to the seam allowances
then top stitch the zipper in place and then joining the two pockets bags.

Edited by Cristina 2013-05-10 11:29 PM
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NancyM
Posted 2013-05-11 10:43 AM (#85338 - in reply to #85335)
Subject: Re: ?Adding an invisible zipper pocket?


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Cristina, did you use an invisible zipper?

Nancy
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Cristina
Posted 2013-05-11 11:09 AM (#85340 - in reply to #85334)
Subject: Re: ?Adding an invisible zipper pocket?


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Hi Nancy,

When I put the zipper below the pocket opening
I arranged the seam allowance from the pocket opening area
to partially cover and hide the coils of the zipper .

Any other method I tried - didn't reward the time spent and the efforts.


Edited by Cristina 2013-05-11 11:10 AM
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