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How to : sew a French Seam

the-s box October 2017 New Look Pattern

the-s box October 2017 New Look Pattern

the-s box October 2017 New Look Pattern

the-s box October 2017 New Look Pattern

We have opted to sew French Seams on the back and sides of the camisole view E on New Look pattern 6086

This versatile pattern is included in the-s box October 2017  ‘Neutral Metallics’  

(We’re making it without the side-slits)

 

When starting any new sewing project, and particularly when stitching satin, change the needle before commencing

and test the stitching for tension and appearance on both sides

 

 

Unlike a regular flat seam which is stitched right sides together, a French seam is worked WRONG SIDES TOGETHER

As all raw edges are enclosed it is often used for lingerie and easily fraying fabrics

Sew the first line of stitching 3/8 ” from the raw edge.

Press to one side

 

 

Trim seam allowance carefully to 1/8″ very close to the first line of stitching

Now turn seam back on itself

Press fold right on the edge and pin right sides together

 

 

Now stitch 2/8″ from pressed, folded seam edge

Press open on wrong side

Ta-Dah! the completed French Seam is neat with all raw edges enclosed and unable to fray

 

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