Tailoring Thursdays™, Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Sewers
Flat Felled Seams
My fourth and final post featuring the Sewline Mechanical Pencils! Read to the end for the giveaway!
However it is my first post on specialty seams.
Have you ever wondered how to sew a flat felled seam? (In case you weren't sure, the inside hem of your jeans is most likely a flat felled seam.)
Flat felled seams are a beautiful way to enclose a seam and is especially nice for garments. Contrary to popular belief, flat felled seams can be rather easy even for a novice sewer.
I love to use a fabric marking utensil (especially my sewlines!) for this seam method.
1. Draw a line on the wrong side of the fabric that will be enclosed in the seam, 1/2" in from the edge. Draw a line on the right side of the fabric that will enclose the seam, 1/2" in from the edge.
|Fabric to be enclosed.|
2. With right sides together, line up the edge of the enclosed fabric with the line drawn on the enclosing fabric. Pin in place.
3. Sew on the line on the fabric to be enclosed.
4. Press seam to one side.
5. Fold enclosing fabric around the enclosed fabric and press.
6. Press seam to the side so that the edge of the enclosing fabric is now enclosed as well.
7. Edge stitch along the folded edge of the enclosing fabric on top of the enclosed fabric.
8. Press and voila! Easier than you thought, Right? Right?
Have fun sewing beautiful seams!
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