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Posted on: 3/16/11 3:39 PM
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French Seams on the outside of the garment for novelty finish

For a finished seam 1/2" wide cut seam allowances 3/4" wide
With right sides together stitch with a 1/4" wide seam allowance; press
Turn the garment right side out and stitch with a 1/2" wide seam allowance; press

Technique found in Claire Shaeffer's Fabric Sewing Guide

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Teeavilnor said... (3/20/11 9:57 AM) Reply
Do you have any photos?
petro said... (3/19/11 11:12 AM) Reply
Sounds like an interesting idea, the overlocking on the outside has had a long run. Plus, if you make a mistake you can pretend its a design feature!
 
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