I’m currently sewing the Sketchbook shirt for my little boy. I’ve just set in the sleeves.
I’m pondering a few things before I finish…
How do you prefer to finish the seam between the sleeve and main shirt? From what I’ve found online most people seem to leave it unfinished but I am reluctant to do that (read: anal-retentive! The rest of the shirt is so neat and I want it all to be that way). I don’t want to use my overlocker so was thinking about a bound seam or Hong Kong finish. What do you think? Would this work? The fabric I’m using is a heavy-ish cotton/linen blend (85% cotton: 15% linen) so I think I would have to use a lighter weight fabric for finishing? Would love your advice or experiences.
My other question is: do you think it would be appropriate or even possible to use a flat-felled seam to finish the shirt off? I love French seams but think my fabric is too bulky for this.
Thanks. And sorry if these are ditzy questions, I am still a relative beginner 🙂