Thursday, September 6, 2012

French Seam, No Fuss

I might have shown this before, but it is worth repeating.  A french seam sounds fancy, but it really is no fuss.
First sew wrong sides together, yes wrong sides, and stitch.  Trim the seam allowance
 to less than a quarter inch.

Now turn and put the right sides together,  Press your seam flat.

Now stitch the seam a little wider than that quarter inch you trimmed.

Turn your work right side out and you have made a french seam,  All raw edges are enclosed.
A beautiful and neat finish to any item.

Especially pillowcases.

 I made these two, one for my niece to match her fleece throw, and one for a dear friend Jane, to match the throw I made for her to use while she is healing.

Picked up something with my groceries...

No. not the guy, that's my sweetheart...he's looking at the crate I got from the produce guy.  I saw a fall decoration, he saw a broken crate.   He'll see, it will be awful cute... or just awful. I'll have to see. ;-)
Have a great day my friends.

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1 comment:

Lynne said...

Can't wait to see the crate surprise. I will let you do the French seams . . . you are good at it . . .