Oct. 8, 1946. l. M. FALKv rPOCKET CONSTRUCTION FOR TROÚSERS Filed bee. 18.. 1944 lvnrl .Il ¢l, 2,409,025 v Patented Óct. 8, 1946 ' :~» " 1 - ._ 2,409,025 . UNITED lSTATESv PATENT oFFlcE. y PÚCKET CONSTRUCTIONV FOR TROUSERS Irving M. Falk, Philadelphia, Pa., assignor‘to The Nu Pocket Method Co., Philadelphia, Pa. Application December 18, 1944, Serial No. 568,715 2 Claims. (Cl. 2-248) 1 My invention relates to a new and useful pocket construction for> trousers and more particularly the back pocket of such garments, and has for one of its objects to provide a novel structure and means for assembling the same in a garment. Another object of this invention is to bind the edges of the pocket with tape to provide strong, neat and clean seams resulting in a highly de sirable pocket construction. 2 pocket material registering with the pocket open ing of the garment material. When the portions l0 and I2 of the garment material are turned in, similar portions I4 and l5 of the pocket material are turned in with said garment material turned in portions. A finish ing strip i6 having one edge previously sewn to the pocket material by the stitches Il, is placed against the downwardly turned in portions of the garment and pocket materials in the region of the pocket opening and all sewn together by the stitches I8. Another object of the invention is to enclose the edges of the pocket in the fold of the tape to secure said tape in place and close the meeting A facing strip I9 is sewn along one edge to edges of the pocket by one stitching operation. what will be the inside face of the outer wall of A further object of the invention is to produce a strong and durable back pocket from a piece 15 the pocket by stitches 2U so that when the pocket material is folded upon itself at approximately of material folded upon itself and having its side the line 2l, Fig. 4, said facing strip will be oppo meeting edges and the folded edge bound with site the pocket opening and is finally sewn in tape. place along with the strengthening strip 9, the With the above and other objects in view this invention consists of the details of construction 20 upwardly turned in portions of the pocket and garment materials and the outer wall of the and combination of elements hereinafter set pocket by the stitches 22. forth and then designated by the claims. The pocket material after being folded upon In order that those skilled in the art to which itself may be kept in the shape produced or the this invention appertains may understand how to make and use the same, I will describe its con 25 corners contiguous the fold may be cut to arcuate shape as preferred. In either case a piece of tape struction in detail, referring by numerals to the or binding 23 is folded over the side meeting edges accompanying drawing forming a part hereof, in and the fold of the pocket material so as to com which: pletely enclose both the side and folded edges Fig. l is a back view of a pair of trousers hav 30 and said tape is fixed in place by the stitches ing the back pockets therein. 24 thus completing the pocket 8. The stitches Fig. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary view of the 24 may be a single or double row passing through inside of the trousers in the region of one pocket. both layers of the tape as well as both layers of Fig. 3 is a further enlarged vertical sectional the pocket material or one row may pass through view of Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a View, on a reduced scale, of the 35 the tape and pocket material and the other row pocket prior to being folded into shape and bound with the tape. through only said pocket material. In either event, the stitching is done in one operation so that the tape is secured in place and the open In carrying out my invention as herein em sides of the pocket closed at the same time in bodied 5 represents the garment material of a pair of trousers 6 having one or more back pocket 40 one sewing operation. The pocket material that projects above the openings l each leading to a pocket 8 of novel and strong construction suspended on the inside row of stitches 22 may be further sewn in place along with the waist band 25 or lining of the of the garment. When the pocket opening is formed in the gar garment by the stitches 26. ment material, a strengthening strip 9 is sewn 45 From the foregoing it will be apparent that I to a portion IB of the severed material by the have not only provided an exceedingly strong stitches ll and both the strip 9 and the portion pocket construction but also one in which any of garment material turned in and upward as raw edges are completely covered to prevent shown in Fig. 3. Another portion l2 of the 50 ravelling thereof. severed material is turned in and downward. Of course I do not wish to be limited to the Prior to turning in the portions of the garment exact details of construction herein shown and provided by the making of the slit for the forma described as these may be varied within the scope tion of the pocket opening, a strip of pocket ma of the appended claims without departing from terial I3 having a slit is placed on the obverse the spirit of my invention. face of the garment material with the slit ln the 55 2,409,025 3 Having described my invention what I claim as new and useful is: _ 1. The method of making a garment pocket which comprises placing a double length of pocket material on a garment, slitting both the pocket material and garment and folding said pocket material upwardly upon itself, stitching the up 4 material on a garment, slitting both the pocket material and garment and folding said pocket material upwardly on itself, folding the edges of the pocket material and garment together along the vslits inward upon themselves, stitching the in turned edges in place, then stitching the ñrst mentioned upturned portion of the pocket mate turned portion of the pocket material to the gar ment above the slit, and stitching a strip of tape rial to the garment above the slits, and finally the pocket. close the pocket, stitching a strip of tape over the side edges of over the side edges of the pocket material to close 10 the pocket material to enclose said edges and 2. The method of making a garment pocket which comprises placing a double length of pocket IRVING M. FALK.