Sheer Seam Finishes Compilation - University of Fashion

Sheer Seam Finishes Compilation

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.

For more lessons on how to work with sheers, view our Sheer Hem Finish compilation lesson.

Module Description Step
1 Lesson Prep 1-1
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
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Step Description
1 For this lesson you will need to prepare: Nine sets of silk chiffon measuring 7” wide by 9” long. Place a sticker to denote the wrong side of the fabric.


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