Thursday, October 24, 2013

Stitches & Thimbles #1

This seam is a little harder but it is much stronger and gives you a cleaner finish. To start off after you cut out your garment you want to pin the wrong sides or your fabric (soon to be garment) together. In other words, you want the side of your fabric  you want to show is on the outside. With your needle in the center position stitch your fabric with the fabric running along the right-hand side of your presser foot.  Stitch.

Sew with the fabric against the edge or the foot on your sewing --

Trim your fabric so that it is a little less than half of what it is now. (Get as close as you can to the seam without cutting it)

Flip it so the seam is on the inside and the edge looks like this. Pin if necessary to hold it in place.

Iron Seam.

Sew the seam again with the edge again on the right side of the presser foot like this.

It should look something like this.

And you're done!

See Stitches and Thimbles #2 by clicking photo below


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  2. Nice tutorial, thank you for sharing! I am visiting from Deep Roots at Home Link up :)

  3. Great job! I just used a French seam on a pillow case. I love that you are learning to sew at a young age. Thanks for sharing with SYC.