In most instances, the door pull hardware is the same on both faces of a pocket door. Then a hole is cut right through the door and the pulls are easily fitted on both faces. In this instance, one face of the door faced a modern kitchen, and the other faced a room with traditional hardware and moldings. So, we had to cut different mortices on each face of the door to accommodate the different shapes.
Click on the first image for detailed explanation of the process.