(I have views of several shirts I picked the best pictures.)
All the fabric I have used were scrapes from other projects, these fabrics either complimented or were a contrasting fabric.
Fabric for the pocket (needs to be strong enough to hold up to everyday use)
Complimentary fabric for the welt
Paper to make patterns (graph paper would be good)
Sewing machine /threads etc..
Step 1: Some Finished Looks
Step 2: Pocket Parts
2. Main pocket (I had several scrapes of a heavy weight but not too heavy fabric that I used for all the pockets)
3. Fabric to be seen inside the pocket (this is not necessary if the main pocket fabric is the same as the welt)
(Note: you may want to adjust the pocket, size but this size that has worked for me)
For the welt I made a three patterns on one sheet of paper (graph paper is the best) I measured out 9"X 7" divided this into three equal rectangles of 7" X 3" (see picture for complete measurements) After I made the first page of patterns I made several copies for future pockets. If you use graph paper just follow the lines measurements may very slightly.
The Main Pocket is 7" X 15" of fabric.
Optional: If your pocket is a different color from the welt you may want to have fabric the same color as the welt that will be seen on the inside of the pocket it measures about
7" X 41/2"
Step 3: Placement of Pocket
If there is a logo on the shirt it might end up slightly lower, but a pocket is better than no pocket..
This measurement (pocket placement) has for the most part been lined up with the bottom of the buttoned area. I just eye-ball the pocket.
Step 4: Sewing Time
Step 5: Clip and Turn
After cutting slit and triangles remove paper pattern carefully sew the stitching is not pulled out.
Sew the triangle points to welt to keep from having sides pop open. ( which I had problems with this one one shirt the cuts (shirt) wanted to unravel. (see last two pictures)
Step 6: Turning & Top Stitiching
Pleat the outer edges, this make the pocket opening look small and finished. (see picture) at this point you may want to whip stitch this (loose hand stitches) to keep it in place when you turn it over to top stitch.
Top stitches all around the four sides of the welt opening.
Step 7: The Pocket
Step 8: Finishing
Then bring to other end of pocket to sew to the bottom of welt.
After the top and bottom are sewn then you'll sew the sides of the pockets
Sew from top to bottom of one side then the other and your pocket is done. (see pictures)
Then the pocket-less shirt is no more....