how to sew a lapped seam

how to sew a lapped seam

This is a nice seam which can be used to sew yokes in garments and provides added decoration.

Steps to sew a lapped seam

  1. On top section press under the 1.5cm (5/8”) seam allowance.
  2. Place top section over bottom section and match seam lines.
  3. Tack in place.
  4. Sew 2mm (1/8”) in from the folded edge.

Note:
If sewing using a fabric which frays then it is always advisable to neaten raw edges to prolong the life of the project.

how to sew a lapped seam

This is how a lapped seam will appear on the right side (outside) of the garment.
This is how a lapped seam will appear on the right side (outside) of the garment.
Showing construction of lapped seam.
Showing construction of lapped seam.

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fastfreta 7 years ago from Southern California

I wish I'd had this info when I was younger.


K9 6 years ago

@gawanie Me too. Is there a seam called "seam within a seam'?

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