Seam Finishes

There are muliple ways in which to finish a seam when sewing clothes, quilts and craft projects. Additionally, the fabric you use may require a specific type of seam finish. Discover all the ways to finish seams based on type of fabric and project.

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Free Sewing Pattern: Exposed Seams Jacket

Download Now This file contains pattern pieces only. Project instructions are in Stitch magazine's Winter 2011 issue. Play with exposed seams in this unlined, semifitted boiled wool jacket. Use contrasting thread to highlight the graphic lines of the seams and finish off the jacket with a zipper closure. The variety of seams makes it easy to…

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Sewing Seams for Baby Clothes

Sewing Seams for Baby Clothes While I don't have children of my own, I do have many wonderful children in my life, and I love sewing for them. I can never get over how adorably small their little clothes are, and it is so gratifying to be able to whip up a little outfit at…

Hemming Techniques for Knits: Lettuce Edge Video Tutorial

Patty Young, licensed textile designer and owner of MODKID LLC, demonstrates how do perform a lettuce edge with knit fabrics on a serger. Good information for sewists who are new to sewing with knits. For more info, check out Patty's blog at http://www.modkidboutique.blogspot.com and her website at http://www.modkidboutique.com. Part 3 of 5.

Hemming Techniques for Knits: Zig Zag Video Tutorial

Patty Young, licensed textile designer and owner of MODKID LLC, demonstrates how do perform a zig zag stitch with knit fabrics on a sewing machine. Good information for sewists who are new to sewing with knits. For more info, check out Patty's blog at http://www.modkidboutique.blogspot.com and her website at http://www.modkidboutique.com. Part 5 of 5.

Video Tutorial: Flat-Fell Seams

Flat-fell seams are perfect for protecting the raw edges of silk fabrics from abrasion.  Here, Katrina Walker, the author of the article Sewing With Silk (Stitch, Fall 2010), shows how to sew these simple seams in this step-by-step video tutorial.