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Thread: Very interesting: how to sew fabric together with no seams showing.

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    Very interesting: how to sew fabric together with no seams showing.

    It's an old technique but I've never seen it before.

    http://www.quiltingdaily.com/media/p/25984.aspx
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    I have got to try this, thank you for sharing!

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    This just looks like a fancy name for a flat felled seam that we learned in 4-H.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbie View Post
    This just looks like a fancy name for a flat felled seam that we learned in 4-H.
    That's what I was thinking too..."Pojagi" must be Korean for flat felled seam. I've seen some absolutely gorgeous sheer curtains made using this technique. Thanks for posting a reminder of this beautiful technique BellaBoo.
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    i've always known it as a flat fell seam
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    oops... now that i've read all the posts... i see that others have known it that way too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbie View Post
    This just looks like a fancy name for a flat felled seam that we learned in 4-H.
    yep. i remember using those in garment sewing.
    i never thought of it for quilting.
    it might come in handy for Quilt-As-You-Go.

    just what i needed.
    another experiment to add to my "lab assignment" list. LOL

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    I learned this tecnique 50 + years ago in Home Ec when sewing garments.

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    It would be a brilliant solution for making flimseys that are 'finished' and we could use them for summer spreads, tablecloths etc.. Labor intensive for complicated piecework, but lovely for the simple Modern style.

    There is no law that says patchwork needs to be three layers, only quilts

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    That is really neat!
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    My thoughts exactly, I also learned this in 4-H and did the same stitching in my Home Economics class in High School.

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    thats pretty cool ,thanks
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    My grandmother finished all of her suits, coats and skirts with the flat felled seam. All the patterns she used were trimmed down so when she made new clothes there was no fabric waste. She taught me how to do this on sofa pillows, pillow cases, curtains, and always used it on things that she wanted a nice finish on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azwendyg View Post
    That's what I was thinking too..."Pojagi" must be Korean for flat felled seam. I've seen some absolutely gorgeous sheer curtains made using this technique. Thanks for posting a reminder of this beautiful technique BellaBoo.
    That was my first thought, also. I learned this is 4-H, too Shelbie.
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    Yup. Simple Flat-Felled seam. Also called a French Seam. Used a lot on sheer blouses so you won't see any ugly raw edges through it or have fraying to deal with.

    Look at the seams running down the insides of your jeans legs... same seam. In that instance, it's for durability.
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    I think this will be a good finish for the shower curtain I have wanted to make!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    It would be a brilliant solution for making flimseys that are 'finished' and we could use them for summer spreads, tablecloths etc.. Labor intensive for complicated piecework, but lovely for the simple Modern style.

    There is no law that says patchwork needs to be three layers, only quilts
    Neat idea.

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    I vaguely remember this from Home Ec. classes...very cool technique.

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    very neat idea thank you

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    Yep learned how to do a flat felled seam in Home Ec and 4-H over 60 years ago. They have just given it a fancy name, but it is the same thing. We had to measure every inch of that darned seam in Home Ec to be sure it was all even etc., and then sew it down. Didn't have the hemstitching item then, we learned to do it the hard way. Doubt if the younger ones have even heard of it the way they teach Home Ec or whatever they call it now.

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    very interesting technique. Thanks so much for the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    Yup. Simple Flat-Felled seam. Also called a French Seam. Used a lot on sheer blouses so you won't see any ugly raw edges through it or have fraying to deal with.

    Look at the seams running down the insides of your jeans legs... same seam. In that instance, it's for durability.
    I, too, thought it looked like a French Seam, but it's really not. This "Pojagi" is truly FLAT.
    A French Seam is clean and no raw edges but has a bit of a dimension... at least the ones I've seen in handmade organdy dresses from my ancestors.

    Both type seams are great for their appropriate applications.
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    With the replies, you can tell who came from a clothing background and who didn't. I also know this as a flat fell seam, and if you look at your jeans and some shirts, it's still a current technique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    Yup. Simple Flat-Felled seam. Also called a French Seam. Used a lot on sheer blouses so you won't see any ugly raw edges through it or have fraying to deal with.

    Look at the seams running down the insides of your jeans legs... same seam. In that instance, it's for durability.
    Actually, a French seam is a bit different. With a French seam, you sew the seam with the wrong sides together, trim and then sew the seam right sides together, encasing the raw edges. It looks like a regular seam from the outside, without a line of stitching showing, but the seams are enclosed and not fraying. I do this with pillowcases, and remember it as- " first you sew it wrong, then you sew it right"!

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