US3137866A - Swing-type garment pocket having a combined re-inforcing patch and binding strip - Google Patents

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US3137866A
US3137866A US594953A US59495356A US3137866A US 3137866 A US3137866 A US 3137866A US 594953 A US594953 A US 594953A US 59495356 A US59495356 A US 59495356A US 3137866 A US3137866 A US 3137866A
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June 23, 1964 w. E. STEPHENS, JR 3,137,366
SWING-TYPE GARMENT POCKET HAVING A COMBINED RE-INFORCING PATCH AND BINDING STRIP 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed June 29, 1956 INVENTOR: him/m6. SrFpHe/vwe firrazQ/vy June 1964 w. E. STEPHENS, JR 3,137,866
SWING-TYPE GARMENT POCKET HAVING A COMBINED RE-INFORCING PATCH AND BINDING STRIP Filed June 29, 1956 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 IN VEN TOR. W/zu/m E. JTEPHE/Vifl.
w M 2 2 e y n a \Z I- 8 HY 3 2 2 ID \5 9 1 2 5 2 m 2 I. W\ m 2M: HZ 3 United States Patent 3,137,866 SWING-TYPE GARMENT POCKET HAVING A COMBINED RE-INFORCING PATCH AND BINDING STRIP William E. Stephens, Jr., W. E. Stephens Manufacturing Co. Inc., 308 2nd Ave. N., Nashville, Tenn. Filed June 29, 1956, Ser. No. 594,953 6 Claims. (Cl. 2248) This invention relates to a swing-typegarment pocket having a combined re-inforcing patch and binding strip.
More particularly the invention pertains to a swing type garmentpocket having a re-inforcing patch on the body-engaging side thereof, said patch having a narrow band-shaped extension protruding beyond the alined edges of the two pocket-forming panels and double-folded over and stitched thereto to provide a strong and neat binding for the raw edges of the seam thus formed and bound.
This invention is an improvement upon the self-bound pocket and method disclosed in an application of Gillie L. Briley, S.N. 595,010, filed June 29, 1956, for One-Piece Self-Bound Pocket and Its Method of Fabrication.
Swing-type-pocket construction has long presented serious problems in design and cost to the garment industry. The stitching-and-turning method not only requires a second operation but provides a pocket having undesirable fraying edges presented on the inside of the pocket. Single-stitching on an over-stitching machine produces a seam lacking somewhat in attractiveness but is principally objectionable because the chain stitch inherent in such an operation tends to break and/or pull out producing a total failure of the pocket.
The present invention provides a method for fabricating a patch-re-inforced, swing-type pocket that has none of these disadvantages, and which has the additional advantages of a bound-seam pocket simply and economically produced by extending beyond, double-folding over, and stitching the edge of the re-inforcing patch to the alined edges of the pocket panels thus seamed and bound.
In the drawings forming a part of this specification and in which like reference characters refer to the same parts throughout the several views:
FIG. 1 is a plan view of a pocket blank showing a reinforcing patch stitched thereto.
FIG. 2 is a plan view of the blank and patch of FIG. 1, from the reverse side thereof, the patch being outwardly swung or folded about its stitch line.
FIG. 3 is a plan view of the assembled pocket parts folded into positions for the final seaming and binding sewing operation.
FIG. 4 is a plan View of the finished pocket, from the reverse side of FIG. 3.
FIG. 5 is an enlarged schematic fragmentary elevational view of the pocket construction taken on the line 55 of FIG. 4.
FIG. 6 is a plan view of a modified form of re-inforcing patch.
FIG. 7 is a plan view, broken-away in parts, of the assembled pocket blank and patch of FIG. 6.
FIG. 8 is a plan view of the showing of FIG. 7 folded to the left about its midline.
FIG. 9 is a schematic sectional view taken on the line 9-9 of FIG. 8 but showing the seam completed.
With reference now to FIGS. 1-5 of the drawings, the numeral 11 designates a pocket blank of cloth or other suitable material. Blank 11 is disclosed as being of conventional shape for forming a side pocket for trousers or like garments and as being substantially bilaterally symmetrical about the medial fold line 13, which fold line divides the blank 11 into the outside or garmentengaging panel 11a and the inside or body-engaging panel i p p 3,137,866 Patented June 23, 1964 11b. The inside panel 11b is conveniently cut away to the extent of the area along the pocket opening to provide the conventional offset shown for a purpose wellknown in the garment-making arts. The notches shown at lid in FIGS. l-4 are conventional expedients for facilitating the sewing of the pocket into the garment.
The pocket panel 11b has a marginal edge 12 which extends peripherally or longitudinally from the bottom end of the fold line 13 to the lower notch 11d, where the pocket opening begins. The pocket panel 11a has a corresponding marginal edge 14 longitudinally and laterally or marginally co-extensive with the marginal edge 12. Although the marginal edge of the pocket panel 11a extends from the bottom end of the fold line 14 to the top edge of the panel 11a, the portion of the marginal edge which constitutes a part of the pocket opening will not be included in the marginal edge designated by the reference numeral 14.
The numeral 15 designates a combined re-inforcing and seam-binding patch or strip formed of cloth or other suitable material. It should be noted that the shape of the patch of FIG. 1 is merely suggestive or illustrative of the many shapes and sizes that could be employed. Patch 15 is fastened adjacent its inner edge 16 to panel 11b by stitches 1'7 (or by other suitable means, such as a thermoplastically welded connection for a plastic patch). Next the patch 15 is folded about its stitch line defined by the stitches 17 so that its curved marginal edge 18 extends beyond the curved bottom edge 12 of the panel 11b. of the pocket blank 11 to form the ribbon-shaped binding extension 15a (FIGS. 2 and 3). The numeral 15b indicates the folded-under upper edge portion of the patch 15.
With the pocket panels 11a and 11b and patch 15 folded into the superimposed relationship shown in FIG. 3, the patch 15 is then double-folded by folding the extension 15a once inwardly upon itself to form an inner ply 20 including the marginal edge 18, and an outer ply 22, and by folding the extension 15a onceclosely about the marginal edges 12 and14 of the panels 11b and 11c so that all the marginal edges 12, 14 and 18 will be completely contained and concealed within the double-folded marginal portion of the patch 15. The resulting five layers of fabric, including plies 22, 20, panels 11a, 11b and patch 15 (FIG. 5 are secured together by the stitches 21, or by any other convenient means, to form the bound seam 19 of FIGS. 4 and 5.
In the species of FIGS. 6-9, the numeral 23 designates a modified form of patch designed to partially cover and re-inforce the bottom portions of the two panels 25a and 25b of the pocket blank 25. Patch 23 comprises the two generally bilaterally symmetrical panels 231: and 23b foldable about their midline 23c. Panel 23a carries the marginal strip-shaped extension 23d having a marginal edge 26 which forms the seam-binding part of the assemblage. Line 232 is the stitching and/ or folding line along which the patch 23 is fastened, as by stitches 24 adjacent its inner edge 28, to the pocket blank 25 prior to folding and seaming, although, if preferred, the stitching could be performed after folding about line 232 in a wellknown manner, the stitches (not shown) then passing through both layers of the fold. The panel 23b has a curved marginal edge 29.
The pocket panel 25a has a marginal edge 30 which extends peripherally or longitudinally from the bottom end of the fold line 250 to the lower notch 25e, corresponding to the notches 11d in FIG. 3, to designate the beginning of the pocket opening, which is substantially longitudinally co-extensive with the area 25a. The pocket panel 25b has a corresponding marginal edge 31 longitudinally and laterally or marginally coextensive with the marginal edge 30, and which does not include any portion of the marginal edge of the pocket opening.
FIG. 7 shows the pocket blank 25 broken-away in parts to show the attached re-inforcing patch 23 after being stitched thereto and folded to its pocket-bottomcovering position. FIG. 8 shows the assembled pocket blank 25 and patch 23 folded about their midlines 25c and 23c preparatory to the final folding and stitching operation. The patch 23 is then double-folded by folding the extension 23d once inwardly upon itself to form an inner ply 33 including the marginal edge 26, and an outer ply 34, and by folding the extension 23d closely about the marginal edges 30, 31 and 29 of the pocket panels 25a and 25b and the patch panel 23b respectively, so that all these marginal edges plus the marginal edge 26 will be completely contained and concealed within the doublefolded marginal portion of the patch 23. These six layers of fabric are secured together by the stitches 27', or by any other convenient means, to form the bound seam 27 of FIG. 9. The seam 27 is quite similar to the seam 19 of the species of FIGS. 1-5, differing therefrom only in having the additional lamina provided by the additional patch panel 2312. FIG. 9 schematically shows the completed seam 27, resulting from the final stitching operation not yet begun in FIG. 8. Numeral 27 designates the one or more rows of stitches that complete the seam 27.
The preferred sewing of the stitches 21 and 27 is simultaneous with the double-folding of the patch and the patch 23a, respectively.
While I have disclosed certain preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that many changes can be made in the size, shape, composition and arrangement of the parts without departing from the spirit of the invention as defined by the subjoined claims.
Having thus described my invention, I claim:
1. A garment pocket comprising first and second superimposed panels of generally symmetrical shapes having longitudinally and laterally co-extensive mating marginal edges adapted to be secured together and opposed unsecured pocket opening edges, a patch having an inner edge and a marginal extension with a marginal edge longitudinally co-extensive with, but extending laterally beyond the marginal edges of said panels, first means for securing said inner edge to the outside of said first panel, said marginal extension comprising an outer ply folded over the marginal edges of said panel and an inner ply including the marginal edge of said extension folded between said outer ply and said second panel, and second means laterally spaced from said first means for securing said outer ply, said inner ply, the marginal edges of said panels and said patch together to form a seam.
2. The invention according to claim 1 in which said inner edge is folded once to lie between said patch and said first panel.
3. The invention according to claim 1 in which said garment pocket comprises a one-piece fabric folded along a fold line to form said first and second superimposed panel.
4. The invention according to claim 1 in which the lateral dimensions of said inner and outer plies are substantially equal.
5. The invention according to claim 1 in which said first securing means comprises a row of stitching, and said second securing means comprises another row of stitching.
6. The invention according to claim 1 in which said patch comprises first and second panels superimposed on the outside bottom portions of the first and second panels of said pocket, respectively, said first securing means being adapted to secure said first patch panel to said first pocket panel and said second patch panel to said second pocket panel, said marginal extension forming a part of said first patch panel only, said second patch panel having a marginal edge longitudinally and laterally co-extensive with the marginal edge of said second pocket panel, and lying between said second pocket panel and said inner ply, said second securing means being adapted to secure said outer ply, said inner ply, said first and second patch panels and said first and second pocket panels together to form a seam.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 526,566 Field Sept. 25, 1894 1,748,836 Falkovitz Feb. 25, 1930 1,876,925 Heath Sept. 13, 1932 2,046,974 Shapiro July 7, 1936 2,315,814 Reidbord et al. Apr. 6, 1943

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1. A GARMENT POCKET COMPRISING FIRST AND SECOND SUPERIMPOSED PANELS OF GENERALLY SYMMETRICAL SHAPES HAVING LONGITUDINALLY AND LATERALLY CO-EXTENSIVE MATING MARGINAL EDGES ADAPTED TO BE SECURED TOGETHER AND OPPOSED UNSECURED POCKET OPENING EDGES, A PATCH HAVING AN INNER EDGE AND A MARGINAL EXTENSION WITH A MARGINAL EDGE LONGITUDINALLY CO-EXTENSIVE WITH, BUT EXTENDING LATERALLY BEYOND THE MARGINAL EDGES OF SAID PANELS, FIRST MEANS FOR SECURING SAID INNER EDGE TO THE OUTSIDE OF SAID FIRST PANEL, SAID MARGINAL EXTENSION COMPRISING AN OUTER PLY FOLDED OVER THE MARGINAL EDGES OF SAID PANEL AND AN INNER PLY INCLUDING THE MARGINAL EDGE OF SAID EXTENSION FOLDED BETWEEN SAID OUTER PLY AND SAID SECOND PANEL, AND SECOND MEANS LATERALLY SPACED FROM SAID FIRST MEANS FOR SECURING SAID OUTER PLY, SAID INNER PLY, THE MARGINAL EDGES OF SAID PANELS AND SAID PATCH TOGETHER TO FORM A SEAM.
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