How to Serge Seam AllowancesA serger trims and overlocks the seam allowance in one pass
Watch this demonstration on how to serge seam allowances together. Serging works on nearly any fabric. A serger trims and overlocks the seam allowances separately or together as it stitches. This information is based on Threads author Sandra Miller’s simple techniques for sewing common seam finishes, which are detailed in “Seam Finishes, Part 1” Threads #165 (Feb./March 2013) and in “Seam Finishes, Part 2” Threads #166 (April/May 2013).
This video tutorial is part of the Threads Essential Techniques series.
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.
This method works well with lightweight fabrics that do not fray much.
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.
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