Sheer Seam Finishes Compilation
This lesson teaches you how to sew sheer seam finishes when working in fabrics like organza, voile, chiffon and georgette. In this lesson, you will learn the single edge, the double-stitched, the French seam and the mock French seam finish. We will teach you how to sew a single edge seam finish which is used when designing very full sheer skirts and dresses where there is absolutely no stress on the seam. You’ll also learn the technique involved in creating a double-stitched seam finish, which is used when there is moderate stress on the seams of full dresses and skirts. Next, learn how to sew the French seam, which can be used not only on sheer fabrics, where there is stress on the seam, but can be used on any lightweight fabric. The French seam is the most labor intensive but is a great way to create a finished look both inside and out. We will also teach you the mock French seam, which mimics the French seam with a few less steps, however this seam finish is best used on full skirts and dresses where there is little to no stress on the seam.
|2||Single Edge Seam Finish||1-5|
|3||Double-Stitched Seam Finish||1-6|
|4||French Seam Finish||1-8|
|5||Mock French Seam Finish||1-5|
MODULE 1 • LESSON PREP
|1||For this lesson, you will need to prepare: nine sets of silk chiffon measuring 7” (17.8cm) wide by 9” (22.9cm) long. Place a sticker to denote the wrong side of the fabric.|
MODULE 2 • SINGLE EDGE SEAM FINISH
|1||Align your pieces lengthwise, right sides together and the pin your pieces in place.|
|2||Stitch the seam with ½” (1.3cm) seam allowance removing the pins as you sew. With your right hand, gently guide the piece through the machine but be careful not to pull as this will cause the fabric to stretch. Note that for demonstration purposes contrast thread is being used.|
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