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Finishing Seams

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    lifeinoz @lifeinoz

    I’m a fairly new clothing sewer. I have a few clothing projects under my belt and lots of quilts. I recently made the sailor pants for my 3 year old. I realize I may be having a brain fart but how in the world do I iron seam allowances open and then finish them?? I have a serger but I can’t figure out how to do this once they are ironed open. Help!!!!

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    bren5kids @bren5kids

    It can be done, but it’s not my favorite way to do it. It’s hard to explain….just put the seam allowance you want to finish under your serger foot and fold the rest of the garment and other seam allowance out of the way. When I know that there is a seam I will want to iron open (instead of to one side) I serge the edge first, then sew it together. HTH.

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    lifeinoz @lifeinoz

    That’s what I was thinking @bren5kids. Why would one do it the way in the directions?? It seems (pun intended) rather difficult. Oh and I’m heather6kids! Love big families!!!

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    Not everybody has a serger (sigh! maybe one day I’ll have one!). On some seams I prefer to neaten the edge first — for example a small, curved seam in a tight spot. Other times, the seam will either be covered by something else (like a facing) or I will put in French seams, or I will bind the seam. Having finished the seam first would not be helpful in those situations.

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    bren5kids @bren5kids

    Hi Heather! My username really should be bren6kids, I just haven’t gotten around to changing it since #6 was born six mo. ago 🙂 Brenda

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    Nicole @motherof5
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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    Congrats on the new baby, Brenda!

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    bren5kids @bren5kids

    Thanks, Sarvi! He’s just the sweetest little thing!

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