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Hong Kong Bound Seam Finish

This lesson will teach you how to sew a Hong Kong seam finish, the absolute nicest way to finish a seam and the way they do it in the couture. We begin by demonstrating how to join the seams of the wool seam sampler and then, using silk organza bias strips, we teach you how to… Continue reading

French Seam Finish

This lesson will teach you how to sew a French seam finish, one of the nicest looking seam finishes used not only on sheer fabrics but any other lightweight materials. You will learn the 7-step technique of how to create this seam finish and then understand why it is the favorite seam finish of the couture. Once… Continue reading

Overlocked & Open Seam Finish

For this lesson, the overlocked and open seam finish, you will learn how to use your overlock machine to clean finish the edges of your fabric sampler. Use this seam finish on medium to lightweight fabrics. It is a great way to finish seams on fabrics that fray. For additional medium-weight fabric seam finish choices, view… Continue reading

Single Edge Seam Finish

In this lesson, the single edge seam finish, you will learn how to sew a seam finish that is used on sheer fabrics such as organza, voile, chiffon and georgette. This finish is most commonly used for sheer seams with no stress on them, such as on very full skirts and dresses with many layers of… Continue reading

Double Stitched Seam Finish

This lesson is the double stitched seam finish, a seam finish that is appropriate for sheer fabrics like organza, voile, chiffon and georgette. You will learn how to create this seam finish, which is a great choice for full skirts and dresses where there may be some stress on the seam and when you want… Continue reading

Mock French Seam Finish

This lesson will teach you how to create a mock French seam finish. This seam finish cleans the edge without the labor involved in creating a French seam. Use it on sheer fabrics such as organza, voile, chiffon and georgette. We will teach you how to control the fabric at the sewing machine as you stitch, as… Continue reading

Flat Felled Seam Finish

This lesson is a hand sewn flat felled seam finish and is most commonly used on denim jeans because this seam finish is the most durable. We’ll first teach you how to sew the seam of the sampler and then demonstrate the technique used to create this seam finish. You can also use this seam… Continue reading

Pinked & Open Seam Finish

This lesson will teach you how to sew a pinked and opened seam finish. This seam finish is most often used on wools and fabrics that do not fray excessively. We begin this lesson by instructing you on how to cut your seam sampler pieces. Then, we will show you how to use your pinking shears… Continue reading

Lapped Seam Finish

This lesson will teach you how to sew a lapped seam finish. This finish can be used when working with fabrics or other materials where the edges won’t fray. This is a very popular finish for garments made from double-faced wool, leather or faux leather and suede.

Knit Seam Finishes

When working with knits, you’ll need to know which choice of seam finish works best for your fabric. This lesson will introduce you to various machines, to a variety of seam finishes and will demonstrate how to sew those seam finishes for your specific knit fabric. For more on sewing cut & sew knits, view… Continue reading