Sewing a French Seam

After (literally) dusting off my machine, I attended a beginners sewing class at The Stitchery in Cardiff on Sunday.

The class was a great way to get back into sewing and taught me all the skills needed to complete basic sewing projects such as cushions & tote bags on my sewing machine.

We learned how to create lots of different seams during the workshop, one of which was the French Seam. This seam is used to give an expert finish to textile items and conceals all raw edges.

To create a French Seam:


With wrong sides together,

sew a straight stitch seam

using the edge of your

presser foot as a guide for

the width.






Fold down seam edges

and iron flat.
















fold the material with right

sides together and sew a

1 1/2 cm seam ensuring you

enclose the existing seam.














Unfold fabric so that right side is facing up.
You have now created a french seam!


4 thoughts on “Sewing a French Seam

  1. Good luck with your sewing! Welcome to the world of blogging!! If you need any help or tips, swing by my blog, I’d love helping out new sewers and bloggers! Good luck!

      1. Thanks! I can’t wait to see more of what you do! My Etsy page is a total work in progress!! Just start creating- gotta start somewhere right?!

        Have a great day!

  2. This is something I have just discovered too! Really useful technique, tho I’m not hugely neat with it! Great for voile and chiffon. thanks for following….looking forward to more posts from you!

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