| 3. The pocket depth is appropriate for the location. Linings do not extend |
below the hem fold in jackets.
| 4. Openings, flaps, and welts are interfaced when necessary for body and |
| 5. Pockets are cut on the appropriate grain with the fabric design |
matched, if applicable. Bias welts and flaps are properly stabilized and
not stretched during their application.
| 6. Enclosed seams are trimmed, usually to one-fourth inch (.64 cm.) or |
| 7. There are no holes, pleats, or puckers at the ends of the slashed |
openings. The ends are angled identically on both sides of garment as
indicated by the design.
| 8. Flaps, when present, are of sufficient length to cover the welts and lie|
| 9. The pocket facing is fashion fabric applied to the pocket lining,|
directly beneath the pocket opening, when buttonhole or narrow single
welts are used, to prevent the lining from showing when the pocket is
| 10. Fabric triangles formed at the ends of the slashed openings are |
secured with several rows of small stitches or with bartacks.
| 11. Lining fabrics are appropriate for the location and for the fashion|
fabric weight, care requirements, and use.
| 12. Raw edges of the lining are appropriately finished as required for the |
| 13. Paired pockets appear identical in length, width at openings, and the|
distance from the garment edge.
| 14. Pockets lie flat without pulling, twisting, or rolling.
|Bindings - A binding is a strip of fabric, usually bias, used to enclose the |
raw edges of a neckline or other areas of a garment. As it is visible on the
right side of the garment as well as on the wrong side, it can be decorative as
well as functional.
| 1. The width of the binding is even.
| 2. The binding is securely applied with the appropriate stitch length and |
| 3. The binding is suitable in weight, fiber content, care method, and style |
to the garment on which it is to be used.
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