05 May 2009

French Seams.

Have you ever sewn a french seam? They make little girls dresses look so nice on the inside. I know sergers have ended the need for french seams but when I am sewing really fine fabric I still love the look a french seam gives the finished product. I used this technique on the side seams, shoulder seams, and sleeve seams of Middle Sister and Little Sister's Easter dresses. It is really very simple and only takes a little longer.
How to:
1. place fabric WRONG sides together and sew a scant 1/4 inch seam.
2. trim seam close to stitching.
3. turn RIGHT sides together and finger press the seam tight.
4. stitch a 1/4 inch seam enclosing the first seam inside.

Wasn't that easy? You just used an heirloom sewing technique!

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Blogger Rachel said...

I was reading a tutorial earlier today that said to use french seams. You described it better that she did...now I may have to give it a try.

May 5, 2009 at 5:31 PM  

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