How to French Seam

This is part of a series of online tutorials that will form part of my patterns. I’m getting so excited about releasing my work as patterns and even more excited about getting some time to draft and create some of the ideas I have for others.

I have to confess that I own two overlockers and three sewing machines. It is a lot but I love them all for different reasons. My patterns will be designed for use with or without an overlocker with equally perfect results.

French seams are really easy and used when seams are visible or in places where the seam can irritate the skin. It is most popularly used when sewing with sheer fabrics such as chiffon or tulle. Click on the picture for details or you can download it here

French seam instruction

Perfect Projects to show off your French Seam skills (click on the links to go to the tutorials)

1. Layered Chiffon Skirt

2. A drawstring bag

3. A baby sling

4. A Chiffon Shirt (this one is $3 from Burda)

Layered Chiffon Skirt

A drawstring bag

A baby sling

Chiffon Shirt

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4 Responses to How to French Seam

  1. Kylie says:

    I love french seaming – it gives me pleasure just looking at them! (Yes, I'm strange that way!) Great tutorial! So good to get a reminder to kick me out of my bad habits :) Lovely post, as always. K

  2. Boubou says:

    Bonjour !
    first time i visit your blog, and just wanna invite you to a cup of inspiration tea on Boubouteatime :)
    i hope you will enjoy the visit !
    a bientot!
    Boubouteatime xx

  3. adore your frilly panties!

  4. Hot Fudge says:

    I'm a great fan of the French seam. In fact, as soon as I finish my morning cup of coffee I'm off to French seam some little girls' skirts. See you at the BrisStyle Markets!

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