Monday, October 26, 2009

Want To Impress Someone?

When I sew for myself or my family, I don't really care what the inside of the garment looks like (I know....a true seamstress would, but I don't). When I sew for someone else though, it's a different story. I want the inside to look finished. So here is a pretty way to finish a seam. I learned it as the "french seam". I have seen different variations of the french seam, this is mine.

Begin with your fabric "right side out". That's just the opposite of what you're used to. Sew a scant 1/8" seam.

Turn your garment wrong side out and re-sew the seam at 1/4".

There you have it! A beautiful seam that is as clean on the inside as it is on the out!

Overcasting = Clean
Surging = Cleaner
French Seams = Cleanest


  1. hmm interesting! I will have to give it try. I am the same as you if it's for madi I don't care what the inside looks like until someone starts looking at it closely!! then I get embarrassed!! Because I know better!

  2. I use french seams on everything since I learnt how to do them!! They make it all look so neat and tidy and being a virgo that's just what I need :)

    Great tutorial for those who haven't given it a go xx