Welcome to the online resources for The Book of Pockets by Adriana Gorea, Katya Roelse and Martha L. Hall

Just follow the links to the left to watch the pattern-cutting tutorials and download flat patterns to accompany the book.

Whether fashionable or functional, or both, pockets are an important design detail that can enhance the aesthetic of your collection and improve the experience of the wearer. Whether it's for fashion design, construction, patternmaking or costume design, if you're looking to get the full picture on patch pockets, better command of the cargo, or more know-how on welts, The Book of Pockets is your go-to resource.


- inspirational imagery, overlaid with flat patterns or zoom-ins of the pocket detail
- comprehensive information on all things pocket, beginning with their long history and going all the way from workwear to activewear and couture
- practical advice through interviews with fashion designers, curators, and technology developers a Pocket Flat Sketch Library appendix for quick reference, and
- step-by-step construction tutorials, illustrated with flats throughout, showing you how to create nested pockets with gussets, invisible zipper patch pockets, cascading pockets, and more.

With consumers crying out for stylish, functional pockets, The Book of Pockets is the ultimate guide to help you successfully incorporate them into your designs.

Adriana Gorea is an Assistant Professor of Fashion Design at the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University, USA.

Katya Roelse is an Instructor in the Department of Fashion & Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware, USA.

Martha L. Hall is Director of Innovation for the College of Health Sciences at the University of Delaware, USA.