Occasionally it seems that world is in pure chaos with nothing making sense, but that doesn't matter as long as I can sew. Sewing is a form of art, or at the very least creativity, and a form of expression. A great outlet for the tension of everyday life. Also you can make cute things. The craft revolution is truly taking place, old skills are being revived by a new generation, but with a seriously modern twist.

I've made Mario pillow cases, a giraffe print background, and turned duvet covers into summer dresses. I enjoy making something unique, special, and me- then I like wearing it and watching it fall to pieces or not fit properly. Then I enjoy (slightly less) fixing it.

One day I shall have a room filled with glorious fabrics and boxes of notions, and on that day I will have found my nirvana. But until then this blog will exist as my virtual haberdashery and sewing room. Hopefully you'll enjoy looking at my creations as much as I enjoy looking at other blogs, and you'll be inspire to make something of your own.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

How to Sew a French Seam

French seams are a simple way to make your seams look nice and neat inside the garment as well as strengthening them.  You basically sew the seam twice and hide all the mess inside.

Step 1- Place you fabric WRONG sides together and pin in place.

Step 2- Sew a normal running stitch close to the edge of the fabric.  You only want your seam allowance to be a few mm.
Step 3- Now put your fabric RIGHT sides together and pin in place. 
Step 4- Now line your sewing machine needle up (or hand needle is you're doing it the slow way!)  so that you can sew a new row of running stitch and fully hide the seam allowance.
Step 5- Now sew.

And that's that. The seam looks the same on the outside and inside, it's stronger, and less scratchy!

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