Added Aug 17, 2010
Austin, Texas, U...
Even the phrase "French seam" makes it sound like you're doing something very sophisticated! In a French seam, raw edges are enclosed within the seam allowance. French seams are the go-to seam finish when you're using a delicate or sheer fabric, such as chiffon, batiste, voile, gauze — any fabric that is a bit filmy. French seams with these fabrics serve two purposes: 1) to reduce bulk and minimize how much the seams show through the garment, and 2) to strengthen the seam. Accurate sewing, spotless pressing, and careful trimming are your best friends when you're making French seams.
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