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How To Sew French Seams - Tutorial

French Seams are a kind of seam finishing utilized in sewing where the raw edges on the within are totally encased in an additional row of sewing . This is a very nice and attractive way of sewing. This is because after French sewing is done on a seam then the finished product looks not just good from the outside but it also looks good from the inside hence making it attractive.


Sew the seam

It is very important to first sew the wrong sides. While sewing the fre4nch seams it is worked opposite, normally we sew the right side however in this it is very much opposite. Line the crease. Your crease stipend ought to be 1/4inch (6mm) not exactly the crease recompense in the pattern. On the off chance that your example has little crease remittances under 1/2 inch (12mm), it might be important to include some extra such as ten to 15 percent.


Trim the French seams

It is very important to ensure that they use sharp scissors. This is because the work needs to be very smooth hence the work needs to be very neat and clean which can be achieved using a sharp scissor.

Another important thing to keep in mind when sewing French seams is that when doing on some object that have corners then sew those corners also diagonally this will bring better finish and reduce the bulk too.


Press seam open

As mention above to bring a great finish and keep up the smooth pattern, it is important to press the seam too simultaneously working. The pressing is also very important here. It needs to be placed right on top of the part of seam and then released. It should be done twice or thrice until the smooth seam is achieved. Make sure that when pressing the iron is hot and clean. So that it doesn’t spoil the cloth.


Right sides together should be pressed

Make sure that the cloth is divided into the half and then the right side should be pressed together along with the seam. This will bring uniformity all over the cloth which is being used for the French sewing.


Stitch French seams

Initially, the folded seam was made now along that line the French sewing should be continued. It is important to keep a 6 mm distance while doing the French sewing. This will bring neatness and uniformity throughout the seams. The previous seam allowance are going to be sandwiched within the fold. It is important to stitch accurately otherwise you will get little tufts of raw edges poking through the seam.


Final press

Press the crease open once more, with the crease remittance on one side. Flip your piece over and give within the crease the last press so it is overall quite level.

There is a wide range of uses in which the French swing can come handy. These make the product attractive and unique in style. There are multiple uses of the French sewed seam such as:

• Pillowcase creases since they will be washed over and again

• Sheer textures where the edge would somehow shred and look ugly

• Delicate, fine textures, for example, silk and chiffon where overlocking would make undesirable mass and show sewing through to the opposite side.

• Linen creases where the edges would shred unnecessarily

• Straight side creases on children's attire. Child's garments get washed undeniably more so solidness is truly significant.

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