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Sewing Tutorial: Seam Finishes

Sewing Tutorial: Seam Finishes

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Published by SharonSews
Back to Basics Sewing Tutorial. Seam Finishes.

http://sharonsews.blogspot.com © 2008
Back to Basics Sewing Tutorial. Seam Finishes.

http://sharonsews.blogspot.com © 2008

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Published by: SharonSews on Dec 16, 2008
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I learned the importance of finishing seams many years ago when a cotton skirt I had spent hours sewingcame apart at the seams after a few washings. You see, no one had ever told me you needed to finish seamswhen you sewed something. The pattern instructions I used certainly didn’t mention it.Now, when I teach others to sew, one of the first things discussed is how to finish a seam edge. While differentfabrics will require different seam finishes, you’ll quickly discover your favorite
ADVENTURES FROM THE SEWING STUDIO
 Back to Basics - Seam Finishes 
by Sharon Madsenhttp://sharonsews.blogspot.com © 2008
PINK OR STITCH AND PINK:
 As simple as it sounds. Trim the edges of a seamallowance with a pinking shear. To stitch and pink,sew a line of straight stitches about 1/4” from the rawedge. Trim close to the line of stitching with pinkingshears.
ZIGZAG:
Using a medium zigzag stitch, zigzag close to theraw edge and then trim close to the stitching. You canzigzag each seam allowance separately, or zigzag theseam allowances together and press to one side.Pinked seam finishZigZag seam finish
CLEAN-FINISH:
Turn each raw edge under 1/4” and stitch in place.Clean finish seamfinish back sideClean finish seamfinish

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