How to Sew French Seams

This elevated seam finish will make your garments feel special.











French seams are sewn twice, encasing the raw edge within the seam and creating a very neat, delicate seam that is ideal for sheer or lightweight fabrics.












01



With wrong sides together, pin the corresponding pieces. Using a straight stitch, sew a seam at a 3/8” seam allowance.














02



Trim the seam allowance in half.














03



Press the seam allowance flat and to one side.














04



Fold the fabric with right sides together.














05



Stitch again, this time using a 1/4” seam allowance, encasing the raw edge.














06



Press the seam to one side to finish.









Put your new skills to the test. Try sewing:





The Savannah Camisole is the ideal garment for perfecting French seams.


Savannah




Try French seams on a simple top like Gretta.



Gretta




Practice French seams by sewing Loretta in a sheer fabric



Loretta