French Seam

September 3, 2010 in General

A french seam is used to encase a seam as a type of finish. This pristine finish is commonly used on silk, chiffon, and other thin or shear fabrics. To make this type of seam when sewing put together the wrong sides of the fabric. Sew the appropriate distance from the edge, and trim the seam allowance to 1/8″. Then iron the seam open and put right rides together and sew 1/8″ from the edge encasing the raw seam allowance. This not only looks professional but it gives you double the support for the seam. french_seam

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