| 2. Openings on functional pockets are large enough for the intended use. |
| 3. The pocket depth is correct for the location and is in proportion to the|
| 4. Interfacing is used when needed to hold the pocket shape. |
| 5. Pockets are cut on the appropriate grain, and any fabric designs are |
matched. If a bias cut is used, pockets are not stretched and are
properly stabilized and paired.
| 6. Comers match, with no raw edges or lining fabric visible. |
| 7. Enclosed seams are trimmed, usually to one-fourth inch (.64 cm) or|
| 8. Curves, if present, are smooth and the sides are symmetrical unless |
| 9. Pockets and/or flaps lie flat without pulling, twisting, sagging, or |
| 10. Paired pockets appear the same height, the same size, the same shape, |
and at the same location on the garment.
| 11. Linings do not roll to the right side at the edges of the pocket, but |
remain out of sight.
| 12. If used, topstitching is an equal distance from the edge at all points|
unless otherwise designed. An appropriate stitch length has been used,
and all loose thread ends have been secured and hidden.
| 13. Trims or decorations are neatly applied and appropriate for the design |
| 14. Pocket corners are reinforced properly according to type, location,|
method of application, fabric, and use.
| 15. Facings or hems are deep enough to stay in position; raw edges are |
appropriately finished for the fabric and location; under stitching is
present when needed, and seams are appropriately trimmed.
|Slashed Pockets - Slashed pockets, or welt pockets as they are |
sometimes called, have one or two strips of fashion fabric applied to the
right side of the garment to conceal the raw edges of the pocket opening.
Flaps may accompany the welts, and a lining must be applied and turned to
the wrong side to complete the body or bag of the pocket and to conceal the
small welt seams.
| 1. Functional pockets are positioned at a location convenient for their |
| 2. Openings on functional pockets are large enough for the intended use.
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