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Tips & Techniques > French Seam with the Serger/Overlocker

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Posted on: 6/6/11 7:03 AM
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I do french seams by doing the first seam with a rolled hem on the overlocker/serger with wrong sides together, then press and turn so that the right sides are together and then do the final 3/8" hem on the sewing machine as normal.

Saves the trimming of the first seam to 1/8" and less likely to unravel within the finished enclosed seam

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Sew it seams said... (8/4/11 9:46 PM) Reply
Very nice idea. Thanks!
rebelina said... (8/4/11 10:28 AM) Reply
cinca said... (6/13/11 7:00 PM) Reply
I like it. Thanks for the tip.
newsewer2011 said... (6/12/11 6:20 AM) Reply
cutter 43, I think it depends on your overlocker/serger. I have the bernina 800dl and its simply the flick of a switch, but my old one, i used to have to change the plate underneath the presser foot.
cutter 43 said... (6/11/11 10:49 AM) Reply
Do you need a special foot to do a rolled hem on your serger?
KD in ATL said... (6/7/11 11:54 AM) Reply
Good idea!
MarianS said... (6/7/11 2:03 AM) Reply
Thanks - I'm just starting a top that calls for French seams. I will definitely try this method. Sounds so much easier!
Pinkhouselady said... (6/7/11 0:27 AM) Reply
Love doing French seams that way myself.
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