How to Sew a Single-Fold, Clean-Finish Seam | VideoStaystitching and edgestitching are part of this technique
Threads author Sandra Miller shares her simple techniques for sewing common seam finishes in Threads #165 (Feb./March 2013) and in #166 (April/May 2013). In this quick video tutorial, we bring one of her techniques to life and demonstrate how to sew a single-fold clean finish seam. This method works well with lightweight fabrics that do not fray much. Try this method to achieve great looking and durable seam allowances. Get other helpful techniques like this with a subscription to Threads magazine, which comes with FREE access to our tablet editions.
Don’t miss Sandra’s techniques for sewing other common seam finishes. Sandra is a sewing teacher, pattern designer and tester for Cutting Line Designs, and she has authored many articles for Threads.
How to Stitch Together Seam Allowances
This finish is useful when working with knits to keep edges flat and crisp. Try this method to achieve great-looking and durable seam allowances.
French seams work best on sheer, lightweight fabrics. The narrower you make them, the more professional they look. Learn how to sew a French seam with this quick video tutorial.
A serger trims and overlocks the seam allowances separately or together as it stitches.
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