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Thread: Anyone used french seams on the outside of a piece?

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    I was just sitting here wondering if anyone has ever used french seams on the outside of anything? They are completely enclosed so they would not fray. I think they would look nice on something, just not sure what.

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    Maybe a tote? I use them for pillowcases. A nice finishing touch.

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    only on the (inside) of my pillow cases- i always make them with french seams.
    i think i have one purse pattern that also uses them...hmmm now you have me thinking...

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    I almost always use french felled or flat felled seams on my heavier tote bags.

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    I always use them on my pillow cases.
    Jessie

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    Only pillow cases but should try it on my totes!

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    Okay. What is a french seam? I'm sure I can come up with something after I know what it is!!!

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    French seam is when you need an enclosed seam on a finished edge or it is a good way of doing it. Looks very neat. You take the two pieces wrong sides together and sew a small seam (not sure of size) Press it. Turn inside out, and sew another seam, larger, this encloses the first seam, the finished edge is on the inside. You have to press this well. This is not a real good description, maybe someone can help me out and explain better. They are neat and I use them where I can on the inside, but if the seam were on the outside and sewn down some, it would give a little more dimension and visual interest, I THINK.

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    A flat felled seam is that enclosed seam on your jeans, you can do a google search for a how to. A French felled seam was very well explained by judylg. You can google this one too!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting
    Okay. What is a french seam? I'm sure I can come up with something after I know what it is!!!
    thank you I didn't know either

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