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Watch: Sew Satin-Stitched Seams on Sheer Fabrics

Sewing expert Kenneth D. King shows how to sew a satin-stitched seam for sheer fabrics.

Nov 01, 2017
Contributing Editor Kenneth D. King has developed a unique method for sewing reinforced seams in sheer fabrics. His approach calls for multiple stitching passes that incorporate extra fabric layers into the seam for added strength. The final stitching line is done with a wide satin stitch, yielding a beautiful band of closely spaced stitches that resemble a narrow ribbon along the seamline. This seam is reversible, too, making it perfect for garments in which you’ll see both sides.  

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  1. Lori's Mom December 19th

    I really liked watching Kenneth sewing this seam. I learned more than he intended. I will make it a habit to slip the thread end under the needle, in both directions, to fasten the thread down. Very interesting move. Thanks, Kenneth!

  2. smockerlady November 9th

    Hi Kenneth,
    As always, perfection!
    Thank you so much for this wonderful technique to working sheer seams. I will use this on my next silk organza top.

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