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Publication numberUS2215834 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 24, 1940
Filing dateAug 5, 1938
Priority dateAug 5, 1938
Publication numberUS 2215834 A, US 2215834A, US-A-2215834, US2215834 A, US2215834A
InventorsMagliano Louis M
Original AssigneeMagliano Louis M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment pocket
US 2215834 A
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swt.y 24, 1940- L. M. MAGLIANO GARMENT P O CKET Filed Aug.

INVENTOR ATTORNEUS.

Patented Sept. 24, 1940 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE GARMENT POCKET Louis M. MaglianmCincinnati, Ohio A.Application August 5, 1938, Serial No. 223,291

s claims.

My invention relates to garment pockets and particularly to those used in trousers. I doA not intend tolimit myself to this use, since my invention is applicable to any pockets formed of two pieces of fabric fastened together and sewn at the edges and which may be used in a coat, shirt, or any type of garment.

In the manufacture of pockets of this type it is necessary to sew the free registering edges of the fabric together in order to seal the pocket. There are a great many ways in which the sewing maybe done, :butthey all `contain certain drawbacks. With the modern style of wearing apparel it is necessary that this seam should present a smooth and finished appearance on the outside of the pocket itself, as well as an even, smooth seam on the inside. It is also necessary that this seam be flat so that when the garment is pressed it will not tend to leave a mark on the outside of the garment. i

The greatest amount of wear` in a trouser pocket is on the outside edge of the seam. Garment pockets are never worn out, by articles carried in the pocket, through the seam itself. It is the material just above the seam which is Nvorn throughl by the articles in the pocket. However, due to the chang of the outside of the pocket, when wearing the clothes, the outside edge of the pocket is apt to wear, and thus, after a time, presents a ragged appearance.

It is an object of my invention to provide a garment pocket, the outside of which presents a smooth and finished appearance as well as the inside having a smooth seam.

It is a further object of my invention to provide a pocket wherein the seam is substantially fiat and does not present a ridge when the garment is being pressed.

Another object of my invention is to provide a pocket wherein the outside edge of the pocket is smooth and is formed of a double thickness of materia-l, so that when the first layer is worn the second layer will present a smooth and iinished edge.

It is a further object of my invention to provide a pocket having edges with all of the above characteristics but which may be folded and sewn in a single operation and with a minimum amount of time, material,` and labor, thereby reducing the cost of constructing pockets of this type to a minimum.

These and other objects of my invention, which will be set forth hereinafter and will be apparent `to one skilled in the art upon reading these specifications, I accomplish by that certain construction and arrangement of parts of which I shall now describe 4an exemplary embodiment. While the pocket, which I shall now describe and which is shown in the drawing, is a side trouser pocket, I do not intend to limit myself to this 1 pocket since my invention is applicable to numerous other pockets of different types. Reference is now made to the drawing whichforms a part thereof and in which:

Figure 1 is a plan View of my pocket fabric i blank.

Figure 2 is a side View of my completed pocket. Figure 3 is a side view of my completed pocket taken from the other side from the View in Figure 2.

Figure 4. is a cross-section of the pocket shown in Figure 3 taken on the section line 4--4 of that figure. Y

Figure 5 is a perspective View of my pocket partially completed and showing the stitching. o

Briefly in the practice of my invention I provide a piece of fabric I, cut to the ordinary shape in forming pockets. The fabric I is folded on a medial line 2, so that the edges 3 and 4 are in registry. 25

The registering edges 3 and 4 are then folded upon themselves to form a double fold 5 with the edges 3 and 4 still in registry and substantially parallel to the fold line 5.

I then run a line of stitches E between the fold line 5 and the registered edges 3 and 4. This line of stitches 6 pierces and binds four thicknesses of material together as is apparent from Figure 5.

A second line of stitches I is run substantially parallel to the first line 6 but upon the opposite side of the edges 3 and 4. A looper thread 3 joins the stitches 6 and 'I and covers and conceals to a great extent the free edges 3 and 4.

I do not intend to limit myself to the kind of stitching which is shown. In the preferred embodiment in the drawing, stitches 6 and 'I are what is known as chain or loop stitches, while 8 represents the looper thread, or a cover stitch. In practice the line of stitches 6 and 'l as well as the looper thread 8 are sewn at once on a sewing machine with a stitch which is called a two needle single looper stitch or double lock stitch. It. may be that the line of stitches E and 1 in certain cases might preferably be a lock stitch, or any kind of a stitch. The essential part of the stitching is that it consists of two substantially parallel lines of stitches with a looping stitch joining the two lines of stitches together on one side only.

From the above it is apparent that my completed pocket, as shown in Figures 2 and 3, presents a smooth, folded edge 5 of two thicknesses of fabric, 5a and 5b. It is also apparent that the free, raw edges 3 a-nd 4 are substantially covered and concealed by the looper stitch 8. This presents a smooth appearance on the edge of the pocket, as indicated in Figure 3, as well as on the other side of the pocket, as indicated in Figure 2.

If the material 5a on the edge 5 becomes worn, the edge 5b is exposed, thus still presenting a smooth surface. The type of stitching which I use is well known in the art and is produced, as heretofore stated, by two needles of a sewing machine at the same time. A folder and cutter may be incorporated in the machine, and my complete pocket may be folded and sewn in one act. pocket with all the advantages heretofore stated, and which may be quickly and cheaply made, and which presents a finished appearance, and has an extremely great length of wear.

It is to be understood that the different forms of my preferred form may be made without departing from the spirit of my invention,

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A garment pocket comprising inner and outer fabric portions shaped to form a pocket and having free edges registering, one of said edges folded back upon itself, the outer of said edges folded over said rst mentioned fold, a line of loop stitching running between said fold and said edges, a second line of loop stitching running It is, therefore, apparent that I provide a parallel to the first and upon the opposite side of said edges, and a looper thread running back and forth between said lines of loop stitching, and cooperating therewith to bind said fold in place and said fabric together, and covering and concealing said free edges.

2. A garment pocket comprising parallel fabric Walls folded over in the same direction at the edges to form a narrow marginal portion of four thicknesses, aline of loop stitching following the edge of the marginal portion and extending through said four thicknesses, a second line of loop stitching following the folded edges and extending through two thicknesses, and a looper thread extending repeatedly from one line of stitching to the other line of stitching one one side of said structure, covering the folded raw edges and locking said line of loop stitching.

3. A garment pocket comprising parallel fabric walls folded over in the same direction at the edges to form a narrow marginal portion of four thicknesses, a line of loop stitching following the edge of the marginal portion and extending through said four thicknesses, a second line of loop stitching following the folded edges and extending through two thicknesses, and a 'looper thread extending repeatedly from one line of stitching to the other line of stitching on one' side of said structure, covering the folded raw edges and locking said line of loop stitching, adjacent passages of said looper thread being in angular relation to each other so as visually to obscure the raw edges.

LOUIS M. MAGLIANO.

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US3066309 *Feb 5, 1960Dec 4, 1962Jordan Buchanan MarianGarment pocket with removable reinforcement and method
US5492073 *Jun 14, 1994Feb 20, 1996Trw Vehicle Safety Systems Inc.Inflatable vehicle occupant restraint including sewn panels
US20050211147 *Mar 23, 2005Sep 29, 2005Waterfield Laura MTranslucent applique cutwork machine embroidery and method
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/248, 112/432, 112/423
International ClassificationA41D27/20
Cooperative ClassificationA41D27/20
European ClassificationA41D27/20