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How to Sew French Seams

How to Sew French Seams

Hi Itch to Stitch Readers! Last week we talked about how to sew bias bound seams in just three easy steps. This week, I’d like to show you another seam finish you’re going to love using in your garments: French Seams. French Seams work by “trapping” the raw edges of your seam in another seam. […]

Three Easy Steps for Bias Bound Seams

Three Easy Steps for Bias Bound Seams

Hi Itch to Stitch Readers! Who here hates finishing their seam allowances? For me, finishing seam allowances is never one of my favourite parts of sewing. It’s not a very exciting task, and sometimes it feels like it takes forever. But unfortunately, even though it’s boring, finishing your seam allowances is an extremely important part […]

How to grade a seam allowance

How to Grade a Seam Allowance

Hi Itch to Stitch Readers! Today I would like to talk a little bit about grading seam allowances, one of the easiest ways to reduce bulk in your seam allowances and keep your garments looking smooth. But what is Grading? In the simplest terms, grading a seam allowance is cutting the layers of fabric in […]

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