Kind of embarrassing to admit this, but I actually had another post in mind for you about a summer top. And then this happened:
I just hate it when you spend the time and effort into a project, and then find out you chose the fabric all wrong – so FRUSTRATING!
Don’t worry though, I have since moved on to another make-your-own-pattern project 🙂
If I end up learning from my mistakes and the next project will prevail, it will require the heavy usage of french seams.
This seam is a personal favorite of mine! It allows you to encapsulate the rough edges on the inside, without serging, overlocking or any of that. Two straight stitches is all it takes.
It’s especially useful when you’re sewing easily fraying fabrics, like chiffon, or any lightweight fabric. It’s also excellent when making baby clothes, since the rough edges are hidden which allows the fabric to be extra smooth on the inside and not irritate the skin.
- Sew 1/4″ from the edge, right sides out
- Trim about 1/8″, or as close as possible to the stitch. Careful to not trim the thread
- Flip inside out
- Sew 1/8″ from the edge