Uses: This is nice for leaving no raw edges on your garment--everything is turned in on itself. It is a little more bulky, so it is best for pants or garments where the bulk doesn't matter. It is also good for sheer and lightweight garments where the fabric isn't very thick to begin with but may ravel a lot.

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    Jan 5, 2011, 12.50 AMby ladyshape

    I really like using french seams to give a better quality finish on garments. Any ideas on how to run french seams into french seams? I am talking in particular about running side and shoulder french seams, into armhole french seams. It makes my brain hurt.

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      Jan 5, 2011, 05.59 PMby madebymeg

      honestly, i would just treat it like a regular seam. sew your shoulder and side french seams, and press them toward the back. then sew your armhole french seams (making sure your seams stay pressed towards the back) and i think it should be fine. the only problem i foresee is that the seams might be a little bulky, so i would try to do it only with thin fabric… does this all makes sense?

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