Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sewing Skills Sunday

Today I want to share with you all a quick and basic tutorial for getting a more professional looking finish to your projects. Today's sewing skill is... French Seams!

To start out you need to have your two pieces of fabric with the wrong sides together. Like this:

these are scrap pieces I had laying around

Next you need to sew the pieces together with about a 1/4" seam allowance. 

Once you have sewn this seam you need to cut the extra fabric (the small side) down to about 1/8". Be VERY careful not to actually cut the seam. 

Now that you've cut the seam allowance down you need to fold the fabric so that the right sides are facing each other, and press them. Next you will stitch your project together being careful not to sew on top of the excess seam allowance material on the inside.

Now you're all done! You should have clean lines and no raw edges showing. 

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