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Different Types Of Basic Seams Used In Sewing Techniques
Types Of Basic Seams Used In Sewing
There are three basic seams that are used in sewing techniques. To be able to sew or join fabrics together so that you can create clothes to wear, you will have to know simple sewing basics which involves a few standard stitches and seams.
Once you know how to use seams in sewing technique, you will be able to easily make or alter any sewing project.
As a beginner, if you want to make clothes for yourself, family, friends or if you will be interested in making curtains and upholstery, it is advisable to attend a sewing class that you can learn basic sewing techniques that include how to use basic seams in making garment.
The 3 basic types of seams are flat seam, flat fell seam and french seam. Other types of seams are curved seams, seams used in sewing corners and neatening raw edges seam.
This is a basic and simple seam used to join widths of fabrics. This flat seam technique can be used to sew or make most sewing projects.
Flat Seam Sewing Technique
- All you have to do is to place two pieces of fabric that you want to join right sides together
- Pin and tack inside seam line
- Sew about 1.5cm (5/8in) away from the raw edges
- To secure threads, sew a few stitches at each end
- Remove tacking
- To flatten the seam edges, open and press
French Seam Photo Tutorial
French Seam Sewing technique Video
French seam sewing technique is used to join straight edges. It is used to strengthen light fabrics as it is a self-neatening seam.
This type of seam on fabrics is very hard to wear. This is why it is often used to make pillowcases, duvet covers, laundry bags and others.
French Seam Technique
- Place the pieces of fabrics with wrong sides together and make sure the edges are aligned.
- Tack a seam about 6mm (1/4in) from the edge
- Machine stitch between the tacking and the edge halfway
- Press the seam open and trim
- With right sides together, fold the fabric and sew a second seam about 1cm away from the edge, that is, the first seam. This will enclose the raw edges.
- Press flat and turn the fabric to the right side
- Flat Fell Seam Instructions
How to sew flat fell seam tutorial
Flat Fell Seam
The flat fell seam technique is used in sportswear and jeans as it is a strong seam.
Flat Fell Seam Sewing Technique
- With the wrong side s of the fabrics together, make a flat seam
- From the stitching, trim one seam edge to 3mm
- Use the seam edge that you didn't trim to cover the trimmed edge
- Tack the folded edge to the fabric along the turned in edge
- Press the seam flat after machine stitching along the tacked raw edge
- Tutorial: How to sew a flat felled seam with a felling foot | Coletterie
Flat fell seam sewing tutorial
When you sew a curved seam, make sure to snip on outward facing curves into the seam allowance. Also on outward facing curves, snip notches into the seam allowance. Curved seam sewing technique makes the seam allowance to lie flat when you press it open.
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