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French Seams for Popover?

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    MyBellaGirl @MyBellaGirl

    I see a note on the tutorial that you can use french seams. Does anyone know of a good tutorial? Thank you. Carrie

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    npultorak @npultorak

    French seams are really easy, they really don’t take any more time than sewing a regular seam and then having to overcast the ends.

    First, with WRONG sides together, sew a scant 1/4 in seam (assuming you have a 1/2 inch seam allowence). Trim the seam allowence to 1/8th in. and press it to one side.

    Next, with RIGHT sides together,(encasing the unfinished edge of the first seam) sew a scant 1/4 in. seam.

    It really gives your garments a beautiful heirloom finish.

    Good Luck,

    Nancy

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    MyBellaGirl @MyBellaGirl

    OK- This may be a dumb question, but here it goes. Is there a formula/rule-of-thumb for adjusting the french seams say for a 5/8 inch allowance? This is all new to me 🙂 Thank you for all your help!!!

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    npultorak @npultorak

    Just make sure that the total of your two seam allowences equals the total allowed on the pattern, and that you trim and press the first seam so that no frayed ends show thru the finished seam.

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