So... I am holding myself to my promise, and worked on a old (from the pile)project first... before I could do a new project... Here's what I worked on today...
|Those of you that follow me, may remember this dress... I absolutely love it, but my sensitive skin does not like the wool in the seam at my neck... So into the project bin it went until I came up with a solution...|
|Meet my solution... Fusible hem tape... This stuff is great! After applied, you can wash and dry you garment as you normally would... I'm going to use it to apply a strip of fabric, to cover the scratchy seam... and it's no sew!|
First I measured and cut out a strip of fabric that was slightly wider than the hem tape...
|Then I peeled the hem tape away from the paper...|
Continue laying out your hem tape with the fabric... and keep pressing until you come to the end...
|Now I have an itch free seam... this silk will be much softer on my too sensitive skin...|
I have had this vintage panel of fabric for a long time... but being only 16" wide, it's never been big enough for the projects I've had in mind... While cleaning out my office I came across it again.
|First you start with wrong sides together...|
|Then using a 1/4inch seam(from the needle to the edge of my foot is a 1/4"... but I would measure this first before you stitch, because some machines can vary)... stitch seam together...|
|This is what it will look like on the right side...|
|Next fold along your seam so right sides of fabric are together... Sandwiching your seam on the inside...|
|Another view of the wrong side...|
|Now stitch a 3/8inch seam along your folded edge...|
|Your French Seam is complete!|
|Right side French Seam view...|