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Old 11-06-2008, 12:24 PM
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I'm at a stand still....I've made the case and now I'm trying to inclose the raw edges...I just don't get it......is there surpose to be a seam aroond the top and side showing on the right side of the pilowcase........like an edging of 3/8 - 1/2 inch...........please help....Thanks.......
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:26 PM
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Are you doing a french seam? Is this a regular pillow case or are you covering a pillow for the couch?
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:27 PM
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I'm try to do the french seam....
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:28 PM
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Am I suropse to see the seam on the front side on the finished case????
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:35 PM
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I'm doing a regular pillowcase....the pattern posted on this site by Mary.....
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:49 PM
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Here's a good tutorial on how to make French Seams. http://www.sewneau.com/how.to/french.seam.html It always feels really odd to sew that first seam with the wrong sides together, but the end result is great! :-)
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:12 PM
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Did that answer your question?

Yes you will see the seam on the outside until you turn it and sew again.
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:21 PM
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Thanks I'll have to look it up.....gotta get supper going.....Later...
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Old 11-06-2008, 04:35 PM
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I've done it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They really come out good............Thanks all for the added info it was very helpful......Thanks again.........
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Old 12-16-2008, 06:10 AM
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Which way do you press the french seam on the side to make the bottom corner square?

I made a pillow case with using the French seam method.
No problem on the first steps where you sew the border and trim on...I even matched up the trim and border perfectly.
I sewed the side seam, turned it inside out and enclosed the seam using the French seam method. All's well at this point...easy enough just repeat the process for the bottom seam, right?
No problem when I sewed the first seam on the bottom....until I turned the case inside out and tried to get the corner (the side with the french seam) straightened out so I could do the last seam.


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