Sunday, 22 August 2010

Stitching Seams

This is part of the Skill Bite section of the Simplicity Dress 3833 series. If you have missed any of the series please visit the Introduction page, where you will find all the previous links.

What is Stitching Seams?

To stitch seams is to join pieces of fabric together. There are a variety of different ways to stitch seams.  The most common seam I use is the Flat Seam, which is the simplest one to create. 

Tutorials

On the Alternative Windows website they have a good brief description explaining what flat, princess and gathering seams look like complete with diagrams.
For video tutorial I recommend the YouTube video from PandemicApparel where she clearly explains lots of different types of seams.

Using Seams


Measure a ⅝ inch distance for the seam allowance and pin the side seams.


Use a standard straight stitch to create the seam.


The seam is now ready to be pressed.


Open the seam and press in place.

Next week I will explain the pressing techniques and tools.

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