Why do women's pants come with

United States
October 8, 2008 8:12am CST
the pockets sewn shut? It is very frustrating. My only guess is that some people think the pants look or fit better without pockets, but I really like having pockets. I rarely buy pants that don't have pockets, and I hate when they are sewn shut because I don't really want to take scissors to a new pair of pants- I'm afraid I'll screw up and wreck them. Any thoughts?
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@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
8 Oct 08
on the rare occasion i dont buy pants with pockets you seem get them with the pockets sewn shut theres no real pocket inside so..it doesnt make sense to open them up. A few times there has been the pocket available but sewn shut I take a seam ripper and carefully remove the seam from the pockets then use a needle and thread to reinforce the seam where i stopped ripping. I hate pants without pockets too.
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• United States
9 Oct 08
I've bought lots of pants that have real pockets sewn shut, and some with just the little decorative thing that looks like it should be a pocket. I'll try the seam ripper.
@bowtieguy (5924)
• United States
11 Oct 08
They also do this with mens suits, it is only a problem for me when they forget to take the treading out when I have it altered. I have to be careful taking them out, I have tore a hole in one beofre ripping out the treading.
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@comfort55 (1574)
• India
9 Oct 08
Well I've no idea why the pockets are sewn shut on women's pants. But I prefer pants with pockets as they are convenient and give a smarter look.Have a good day!
• United States
8 Oct 08
I guess its because you guys have a purse to carry your stuff in, if they arent double stitched you could pull the threads out and turn it into a pocket.
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