Make a French Seam Organza Gift Bagcomments (3) August 19th, 2008
There are a lot of little tips and hints for working with sheer fabric. The French seam is the most professional and easy way to keep your sheer fabric project looking like it is handmade, not homemade.
- 10-inch x 15-inch piece of sheer organza
- Cotton sewing thread
- 75/10 sewing needle
- 15 inches of 1/4-inch-wide grosgrain ribbon
Fold your organza in half, wrong sides together. Sew a seam down both sides 1/8 inch from the raw edge.
Press the seams to one side. Turn the bag wrong sides out and fold along the seam.
Sew a seam down both sides 1/4 inch from the fold. Turn right sides out. These are all the steps you need to create a French seam.
To finish the bag, fold the top raw edge of the bag to the wrong side 1/4 inch. Fold again 1-1/2 inches and pin in place. Sew along the bottom edge 1/8 inch away from the fold, leaving a 1-inch opening.
Sew another seam 3/8 inch away from the first seam, remembering to leave the same 1-inch opening. Thread the grosgrain ribbon through this casing.
You can use these for wedding favor bags, gift wrapping, jewelry cases when you travel, or to keep your special threads like metallics from unravelling.
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