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Learn how-to sew a mock French seam in #TechniqueTuesday with Stacy from Stacy Sews and then make her Corset Patchwork Skirt.


  • How to sew a seam. How To Sew A Mock French Seam - Step 1
    Step 1

    Place fabric right sides together.

  • How to sew a seam. How To Sew A Mock French Seam - Step 2
    Step 2

    Sew using the seam allowance noted in your pattern.

    * The seams will need to be larger than 1/4". In these photos we have used a 5/8" seam allowance.

  • How to sew a seam. How To Sew A Mock French Seam - Step 3
    Step 3

    Reduce your seam to 3/8". The easiest way to keep a consistent seam is to use a ruler and mark before cutting.

  • How to sew a seam. How To Sew A Mock French Seam - Step 4
    Step 4

    Press seam flat and fold over raw edges to meet the seam.

  • How to sew a seam. How To Sew A Mock French Seam - Step 5
    Step 5

    Match folded edges together so that the raw edges are encased within the fold. Pin in place.

  • How to sew a seam. How To Sew A Mock French Seam - Step 6
    Step 6

    Edgestitch the folded edge.

  • How to sew a seam. How To Sew A Mock French Seam - Step 7
    Step 7

    Press seam to one side! Your finished seam should look just like a French seam!

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Janeen H.
Janeen H. · Edmonton, Alberta, CA
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Why not just sew the edges together wrong side, 1/4 inch, then fold over 1/4 inch right sides together and sew? Should get the same result for less work.
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sandi.birnbaum · Topeka, Kansas, US
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