Welcome to this new sewing class, today you will learn how to make the most common seam finishes.
The class begins with the open and closed seam where we will have to use the overlock (or the zig zag stitch).
Then I will teach you how to do French seam, a classic for when we use transparent fabrics.
We use the French seam with transparent fabrics because it is not well seen whereas the overlock finish is seen.
We also find French couture in luxury brands, as it is considered better than an open or closed seam.
Then we will see the Run and Fell seam, this seam will be used in areas that are going to receive a lot of tension.
The best example is in jeans. How many times have your jeans broken in the crotch area? That area receives a lot of stress when walking, so we need that seam.
I will also teach you to do the false Run and Fell seam, for when you want to this seam for only aesthetic reasons.
Then we will move on to the under stitch , which we use especially for facings and linings.
Under stitch is used to hold the fabric in the position we want but is not visible on the outside.
The best example would be in the neck facing. What this stitch does is hold the facing so that it is not seen outside and the neck has a sharper line.
Then we will go on to sew a corner. Although it seems simple, making a good corner needs practice and experience. Today you will see how it is done correctly.
And finally, you will see how to make a Hong Kong seam. This seam is one of my favourites and we use it to clean the edges of the fabric with bias tapes.
Remember that if you have any questions about this class, remember that you can send me an email through your user account, in the support section.
Submit your exercises
The best way to learn to sew is by practising, so for this class, I am going to ask you to do all the seams that I have done in today’s class.
So that you can see it well, use threads that contrast the fabric you are going to use.