Seam Finishing 101
Beginner | 35 min
Want to know the trick to making professional-looking hand-made clothes? It’s all in the seam finishing. Cal Patch demonstrates ten different ways to finish your seams, most of which can be done using basic sewing tools and materials. She also gives an introduction to finishing seams with a serger, plus trickier techniques like mock Frrench seams and rolled hems. Seam finishing really is a magical skill, extending the life of your hand-made clothing and making them just as lovely on the inside as they are on the outside.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Pinking shears
  • Scissors
  • Snips
  • All-purpose thread
  • Woven fabric scraps
  • Pins
  • Tape measure
  • Marking tool
  • Seam ripper
  • Sewing machine
Learn how to:
  • Use pinking shears to finish raw edges
  • Use a zig-zag stitch to prevent unraveling
  • Use a serger
  • Sew a French seam
  • Sew a mock French seam
  • Sew a felled seam
  • Sew a double turn hem
  • Sew a blind hem
  • Sew a curved hem
  • Sew a rolled hem
What You'll Get: 
  • Step-by-Step expert instruction on how to finish a seam 10 different ways
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
1210 users recommended this class to a friend
Jacquie Bewsey
Well explained and demonstrated - Thank you
December 12, 2022
Marc Lehnfeld
I like that you showed how you can finish seams handy with straight and ziczac stiches. As I have a selection of different feet for my machine I thought I would find additionally a little intro on how I can have a bit of an easier job using them too.
November 27, 2022
Yvonne Jantzen
Now I understand what I did wrong with blind hem stitch.
More than 3 months ago