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Video: How to Sew a Stitch and Pink Seam Finish

Video Length: 00:35
Produced by: Victoria North and Evamarie Gomez

Threads author Sandra Miller shares her simple techniques for sewing common seam finishes in Threads issue 165 (February/March 2013) and in issue 166 (April/May 2013). In this quick video-tutorial, we bring one of her techniques to life and demonstrate how to sew a stitch and pink seam finish. This finish works best on firmly woven, lightweight fabrics such as cotton broadcloth and silk charmeuse. Try this method to achieve great looking and durable seam allowances.

Also, don't miss Sandra's techniques for sewing other common seam finishes.

clean finish How to Sew a Single-Fold Clean Finish

stitch together How to Stitch Together Seam Allowances

How to Sew a French Seam Finish             
How to Serge Seam Allowances             

Comments (14)

MissyW76 MissyW76 writes: Susan Kahlje said she never uses pinking shears in couture sewing. That is enough for me.
Posted: 5:47 am on September 4th

namaskar namaskar writes: ha ha.. a pinked seam.. this requires a pinking shears that work.. never found one, no matter how much i paid.!!
Posted: 3:28 pm on February 27th

FigMint FigMint writes: I, too, would like to know about keeping (or even obtaining) SHARP pinking shears. I gave up on them years ago for that reason...always dull and they chew the fabric.
Posted: 9:08 am on February 27th

user-1125658 user-1125658 writes: Is there a secret to making pinking shears actually CUT? I have NEW left handed ginger shears and the just 'chew' fabric. They are totally useless!

Posted: 12:38 pm on January 23rd

LuvThreadsMagazine LuvThreadsMagazine writes: Victoria and Evamarie, you did it again!

My sewing universe has been expanded. Thank you!
Posted: 9:57 pm on January 22nd

lonelysewer lonelysewer writes: Always nice to see diffrent ways of reaching the end result thanks.
Posted: 5:29 pm on January 22nd

CarrGrand CarrGrand writes: It's always awesome to learn new techniques and to review old one! Both keep my skills fresh! Thanks for posting these videos!
Posted: 9:06 pm on January 16th

JeanneDes JeanneDes writes: This was fun to watch and helpful in showing me a shorter way to manage fray-rone fabrics other than the flat-felled seam, french, etc. I would like more!
Posted: 10:52 am on January 16th

JoLaFleur JoLaFleur writes: quick and clear video - very helpful. As for other posts more detailed information can be found in books, other videos by threads, craftsy, and you tube and classes!!
Posted: 8:57 am on January 16th

Lessing Lessing writes: I love the sound of the sewing machine whirring away!
Posted: 8:55 am on January 16th

Sharon_Carbine Sharon_Carbine writes: My opinion differs from the preceding one. I am not a beginning sewer. Nonetheless, I was not familiar with the seam finishing techniques shown in the videos. Consequently, I was delighted to learn about them. Thank you!!!
Posted: 12:39 am on January 16th

LindaLouise LindaLouise writes: Very nice & helpful video's. Really appreciated the pink finish!
Posted: 8:31 pm on January 15th

user-1119483 user-1119483 writes: 35 seconds!?
Posted: 7:56 pm on January 15th

EdieT EdieT writes: This is interesting for beginners, but what would be more helpful would be to show/discuss how to do these (or other) seam finishes on curves- eg princess seams etc- where the seam allowances need to be clipped to lie flat.
Posted: 4:50 pm on January 15th

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