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Teach Yourself to Sew

Video: How to Sew a French Seam

Feb 28, 2013

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 French seam. French seams work best on sheer, lightweight fabrics. The narrower you make them, the more professional they look.

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

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  1. User avater LuvThreadsMagazine March 7th


    Great step-by-step how-to!

    Please keep these "video shorts" coming our way, and don't shy away from more full-length features (showcasing your contributing editors and, of course, the Taunton Press Players).

  2. motherofsons March 26th

    I really like the VERY short length. A lot of times I'm just checking something and all I want is a brief glimpse. These are also long enough that you could use them to supplement a text description in another source.

  3. User avater Linda74Sews April 4th

    French seams are a favorite seam finish for me, especially with all the beautiful sheer fabrics that are in vogue these days. Your tutorial is easy to follow and instructive.

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