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Learn the Four Fastest Flat-Fell Seams

Threads magazine - 137 – June/July 2008
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By learning simple techniques, you can create a garment that is as finished on the inside as it is on the outside. Put on your designer cap, and focus on all of the details of a jacket or blouse, including the inside. Rather than hiding your craftsmanship and fully lining a garment, use flat-fell seams to clean finish them. These seams wrap around themselves, so they encase and hide raw edges. Flat-fell seams differ from standing fells, which look more like French seams.

Sharon K. Blair shows you how to make the four fastest fells — wrapped, stitch and fold, fold and stitch, and double-fold — and which fabrics are best suited fabrics for each. You’ll also learn the standard fell seam and the fake fell, so you can compare them. These fast versions will surely speed up your sewing.

From Threads #137

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