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How to sew a French Seam
A French seam is a seam that is stitched twice, first on the right side of the garment (which seams weird as it's the opposite of how we normally sew a seam) and then on the wrong sided encasing the seam. French seams are a beautiful finish for silk or lightweight fabrics that fray easily.

Here are a few steps on how to make sewing French seams a synch!

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  • How to sew a seam. Sewing A French Seam - Step 1
    Step 1

    With the fabric wrong sides together, (which is opposite to how you normally stitch a seam) stitch a 5mm seam so the seam is on the right side of the garment.

    Trim slightly and press the seam open

  • How to sew a seam. Sewing A French Seam - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold the fabric over the seam so right sides are together.

    Sew a 7mm seam allowance enclosing the first seam.

  • How to sew a seam. Sewing A French Seam - Step 3
    Step 3

    Press the seam flat on the inside of the garment.

    I recommend using a press cloth for sheer fabric.

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