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Basic Seam A 3/8 inch seam is the most basic seam to attach two pieces of fabric together.
Pinked Seam You can use pinking sheers to finish the edges of a basic seam when you don't have a serger.
Serged Seam Serged seams are best for stretch fabric, woven seams and any basic seam that does not need to open. It you don't have a serger, try using the zigzag stitch on your home machine.
Bound Seam This seam is commonly found inside of unlined outerwear. It's a nice looking way to finish any garment without lining it.
Serged and Pressed Seam Use this for seams that need to be pressed open and finished. This is commonly used for zipper seams.
French Seam French seams are good for sheer and lightweight fabrics. They are commonly found in expensive garments.
This sewing basics series was created in collaboration with Missy Creed of Momentum Fashion. Missy is a talented seamstress who sews for Red Velvet!
Posted on January 16, 2012 in Sewing | Permalink