A new pattern I am working on calls for the bodice and skirt to be sewn using French seams. I had heard of it and it certainly sounds snobby enough to be appealing, so I am all in. The pattern directions had a brief description of what French seams are, but I didn't find it particularly useful, so I have written these instructions. It turns out that these are really, really easy.
- Start separate pieces of fabric that must be sewn together. (of course)
- Put the wrong sides of the fabric together. It is backwards of how we normally sew.
- Sew the fabric, wrong sides together, with a small seam allowance.
- After sewing, cut the fabric close to the seam.
- Fold over the fabric so that right sides are together and sew as narrow of a seam allowance as possible, while hiding first seam in the fold.
- Voilà. The inside of your garment looks nice and will not fray
- Close-up view of wrong side of French seam.
I just love using French seams, and once learnt they really are quick to do. So, what pattern are you making that needed French seams????ReplyDelete
I am currently making Vogue 1158. I have finished enough of it to know I don't like it. It's really terrible on me... but I am ultra happy to have learned about French seams.Delete
Wow, that's so awesome!ReplyDelete