French seams. Have you heard of that but didn't know what they are?
You will often find french seams in finer lingerie. It's a way to finish of a seam to a garment or item that isn't lined so that you don't have exposed raw edges.
It's just too simple really.
French seams work best on light to medium weight fabrics. Thick fabrics are just too bulky for this treatment.
I'm making a little gift bag and french seams are a nice way to finish off this simple little item. I've already hemmed the top of my piece.
To start, put your pieces WRONG SIDES together. Stitch a very narrow seam, about 1/8 inch.
Turn right sides together and stitch again, about 1/4 inch seam allowance, encasing the edges.
Now you can turn your piece, right sides out and you are finished.
This is a simple application, but it's a very nice treatment for special fabrics.
I love the little details.