Try These Techniques for Perfectly Beautiful Seamscomments (23) February 20th, 2009
When you sew two pieces of fabric together, you create a seam. For many projects that’s all you need to know. But, if you’re making a garment, the type of seam and seam finish you choose can really impact the outcome. Seams should be compatible with the fabric and the style and function of the garment. Finishing a seam with a serger is a good option, if you own one. Many commercially made garments are finished this way. But it’s far from the only choice.
Here are four seam techniques you should know—and you’ll have all the bases covered.
This is the one used on blue jeans and woven shirts so they’re completely finished and smooth on the inside. It’s a sturdy seam and the best choice for garments that are worn and washed a lot. But, I like to use it on my quilted jackets as well because it adds a nice construction detail.
Here’s the traditional method: