Tuesday, February 22, 2011

✂ The Designer's Tip of The Day- French it Seams.

Next month we will be starting a class- Sewing with Silk in this class we will be learning ALL about Silk and how to clean finish a silk garment.  One of the best ways to clean finish a silk chiffon garment is by using French Seams.

Back to the basics!  
1. Place the wrong sides of the fabric together, with the edges matching. Sew with a
straight stitch 1/4" in form the edge.

2. Trim the raw edges to approximately half.

3. Fold the seam the opposite way, so that the right sides are now facing out and
the seam is pressed out to the edge.

4. Complete the seam with a final row of stitching 1/4" in from the edge.
This will enclose all the raw edges.

5. Press flat with inside toward the back of the garment. Voila!

Source: The Dressmaker's Technique Bible by Lorna Knight

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