Friday 20 April 2012

French Seams...

I think this may be the shortest post I have done. I'll show you how easy it is to sew French Seams.

  1. With wrong sides together, sew 1/8" from the edge of the fabric.
  2. Trim any loose threads.
  3. Turn the material so that the right sides are together.
  4. Iron (or if you are lazy like me, finger press)
  5. Sew 1/4" from the edge

That's all there is to it! Couldn't be easier.

French seams make the inside of your garment as neat as the right side. I use them on bags that are not lined, such as my Treasure Bags and sometimes I use them on clothing, such as these dresses.

To prevent hems from becoming bulky when using French Seams, don't lay the seam on top of itself when making the first turning for the hem. Face the two sides away from each other. I hope this makes sense without a photo (sorry, forgot to take one). If you'd like a photo, let me know.

... Pam


  1. Oh this is so helpful!! Especially for self-taught-sewers like me!!

  2. Something I believe I can do - great instruction. Thanks.

  3. thanks! it sounds pretty easy...


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