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For a professional finish to any gown!
This stitch is great if you want to hide any rough edges while sewing a garment. It is especially handy for any sheer material (where you can see the seam through it) or fabric that frays easily. It's not as ideal for thick fabrics (as you will be doubling all your seams in width).

Posted by Markee R. from Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom • Published See Markee R.'s 122 projects »
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  • How to sew a seam. French Seams - Step 1
    Step 1

    Sew your two bits of fabric together as normal, HOWEVER, so the wrong sides are together instead of the right sides. This will feel really strange, but trust me on this!

  • How to sew a seam. French Seams - Step 2
    Step 2

    Turn and press your seam so that the right sides are touching.

  • How to sew a seam. French Seams - Step 3
    Step 3

    Sew along the seam again. Make sure your seam allowance is slightly larger than it was before, so that you will enclose the rough edge of the fabric within your new stitches.

  • How to sew a seam. French Seams - Step 4
    Step 4

    It should look something like this. Mine is a little messy, I'm sure you can do better :)

  • How to sew a seam. French Seams - Step 5
    Step 5

    Turn and press again. When you are done, your seam should be enclosed in fabric on the inside of your garment. That's you done! It's pretty easy, but takes twice as long as sewing a normal seam.

  • How to sew a seam. French Seams - Step 6
    Step 6

    This is the dressing gown I made with my french seams (you can see them best in the picture on the far left being flung into the air), what did you make with yours?

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