This is definitely my favorite type of seam. It looks really clean and finished and you don’t have to do anything extra to prevent fraying. It requires a bit of extra ironing and sewing, but it’s worth it for such a nice looking finished product. Let’s get started…
1. Iron your fabric. I used to skip ironing thinking I was saving time, but really you just end up wasting time working with wrinkly, difficult fabric.
2. Pin the WRONG sides of the fabric together.
4. Sew along the pinned edge with a 1/4 to 1/2 inch seam allowance.
5. This is what it will look like.
6. Now it’s time to cut off some of the extra. A rotary cutter and self-healing mat make this really simple.
7. Scissors work great, too.
8. You want to be left with about 1/8 inch allowance.
9. Fold the fabric over, so the RIGHT sides are touching.
11. Admittedly I sometimes skip pinning on smaller, well-pressed pieces. It’s best, though, to be thorough and pin.
12. Sew along this pinned edge with 1/2 inch seam allowance.
13. It will look like this.
14. Iron the seam to one side. If making a patchwork project with multiple seams you will want to press them all in the same direction.
15. Lovely and clean.
16. The front side also looks clean and finished.
Let me know in the comments if you have any questions and/or if you have a favorite seam. Thanks!