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French seam tutorial by Octopusapocalypse French seam tutorial by Octopusapocalypse
Quick thingamadoodle on how to make snazzy looking French seams! They're ideal for anyone who wants tidy looking, encased seams. It works well in accompaniment of a serger/overlocker, but works quite well without and can be used instead of a serger for seams. This is the best method (I know of, at least) for securing seams that are likely to fray, such as loose-weave fabrics, fine satin or chiffon.

This is my first tutorial, so any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you and good luck~
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RoseSerpenthelm Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Super useful! It's good for delicate fabrics, I take it?
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BleuumScarlett Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU FOR THIS TUTORIAL!!!
I'm just a beginner so I don't want to invest too much right away in sewing materials (all these machines are so expensive) so this will be super useful for me, thank youuuuuu~!!
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Octopusapocalypse Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I was lucky enough to be born with a sewing machine (I use my mum's old machine) and I was given a serger, but I definitely understand how expensive they are! I hope you have good luck with your sewing ^.^
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BleuumScarlett Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! 
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Kakee-Chan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

thank you for the tutorial

 

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Octopusapocalypse Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!
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Kakee-Chan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:)
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alphabetsoup314 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice tutorial! I think the diagram at the end really helps to explain and summarize everything that just happened, and what the end result will look like.
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Octopusapocalypse Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I needed that diagram to figure out what was going on when I learned to sew these seams, so I figured they'd be useful for you people too~
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Lesh4537 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice tutorial! I've heard of French seams before but never really understood what they were. Now I know. :D
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Octopusapocalypse Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I'm glad I could teach you :)
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AsjJohnson Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

I hadn't thought about sewing seams that way before. Well, I've sewn some stuff twice to tuck the seams inside, but not exactly that way. ...I suppose I'd sewn one thing on the bad side in two places and then turned it inside out, and there was something that I had folded twice and sewn (and then sewed two pieces together - which... got really difficult to put the needle through).

It kind of looks like the type of seams I see on the inside of jeans. Is it pretty much the same thing, or is it different?

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Octopusapocalypse Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Yeah, some seams an become really hard, especially when working with things like denim. This one is good because it doesn't get too bulky and you're only sewing through two layers of fabric at any given time.

This is not what is used in jeans, actually. With jeans, you start by sewing your front and back panel together at the inseam, then press the seam flat with the seam allowances both to one side and top stitch them flat. Once both legs are double-stitched (or triple stitched of there's two lines of top stitching), the two legs are sewn together at the crotch and the outer seams on the outer leg are sewn. If you look at a pair of jeans, you'll see that the inseam has one or two rows of top stitching while the outer seam usually has no top stitching- this is why.

Hope it helped!
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Shadesatran Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
nice explanation :D! definitly gonna use this in the future ;u;
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Octopusapocalypse Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks, and good luck~
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SereneNighingale Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student General Artist
This is very helpful! Thanks much. ^w^
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Octopusapocalypse Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! Good luck sewing.
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