Category Archives: Seam Finishes

Sewing Sheers

My dog, Ellie, has been sick since Saturday night. She’s on the mend, but being sick to Ellie means you never leave Mom’s side – ever. ┬áSo today’s sewing lesson will be about something I’m sewing rather than something one … Continue reading

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Seam Finishes – Hong Kong Seams (Bonus – How to Make Continuous Bias Strips)

  If you’re making a jacket or a coat for yourself or your little one, you don’t want to line it, but you want the inside to be as lovely as the outside, a Hong Kong seam finish may be … Continue reading

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Seam Finishes – Flat-felled Seams

If you want your jeans to look like, well jeans, then you need to be able to do a flat-felled seam. It’s a seam you see in a lot of menswear and children’s clothes because it’s really strong. It’s not … Continue reading

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All About Seam Finishes (Part One French Seams)

The first and foremost reason for finishing a seam is to keep it from fraying or raveling. Fabric cut on the true bias (a 45 degree angle from the selvages) and knits won’t ravel or fray so there is no … Continue reading

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