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35 Different Types of Pockets
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 below –
A pocket that is pressed and sewn on to the exterior of a garment.
Patch with Pleat
As the patch pocket, but with a box pleat to create more space within the 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 garment.
Jetted with Reinforcement
As the jetted pocket, but with leather or fabric patches stitched to the edge of the pocket to strengthen the finished binding.
As the patch pocket, here shown gathered into a binding applied to the top edge to neaten it.
Normally a breast pocket placed on any kind of shirt but usually a work shirt. It is a patch pocket with a shaped bottom and a turned back and top-stitched welt effect at the top.
Patch 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 fastening.
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.
Jetted with Zip
As the jetted pocket, but with a zip set into the opening created by the bindings.
As the patch pocket but the head of the pocket is elasticized to create a more spacious 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.
Post box in Patch
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.
A shaped flap set into the garment like an upside down welt.
Jetted with Tab
As the jetted pocket, but with a tab for fastening set into the jet.
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.
Like the kangaroo pocket but with many more divisions for specific tools and instruments.
Like the angled flap, but with a bottom carving to a point, echoing the western or cowboy style of pocket.
Jetted with Flap
This pocket is like the jet with tab. The flap runs the full width of the pocket and here has curved corners.
A patch pocket with a pleat set behind it that expands to accommodate articles placed within it. Applied to work jackets and coats.
Patch with Tab
As the patch pocket, but with an extended tab and button head for decoration only.
A patch pocket made from denim and applied to denim jeans and other jeans-styled garments. It has the hallmark twin top-stitching.
Like the angled flap but with curved edges.
As the jetted pocket but the cut in the garment is curved, not straight. This example has leather reinforcements.
A patch pocket cut with flare at the top, like a cowl neck, and applied to the external surface of the garment. It creates a draped silhouette.
A patch pocket that is split in two and overlapped with a curved top, to create a folded petal effect.
A wide patch pocket split into two by a stitch line.
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 also reinforced.
Hidden in Seam
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.
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. shoulder ornament.
This pocket is set into the side seam of the garment, similar to the hidden in seam 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.
As the curved inset but the shape of the pocket is that of a slant instead of a curve.
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.
Introduced to carry railways tickets around 1860, the ticket pocket is frequently seen on denim jeans.
Waist line Pockets
The photographs are showing two shots of waist line pockets.
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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