Create a Stitched and Pinked Seam FinishA durable seam finish for lightweight woven fabrics
Learn to stitch and pink a seam finish with this quick video demonstration. The tutorial brings to life one of the common seam finish techniques shared in the two-part Threads series by Sandra Miller, “Teach Yourself to Sew: Seam finishes.” This stitched and pinked seam finish works best on firmly woven, lightweight fabrics such as cotton broadcloth and silk charmeuse. Try this method to achieve great-looking, durable seam allowances.
“Seam finishes, Part 1” was published in Threads #165 (Feb./March 2013) and “Seam finishes, Part 2” first appeared in Threads #166 (April/May 2013).
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.
A serger trims and overlocks the seam allowances separately or together as it stitches.
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