Seams are a mainstay to most sewing projects. Seams that have straight sewing and even seam allowances are a must for a professional-looking project. Find everything you need to sew a perfect seam here.
For this project, you’ll need fabric (I’m using 3×5 pieces of muslin for this – the perfect size for practicing), pins, thread, and scissors. The key to a strong seam is backstitching! It’s always important to backstitch at the beginning and end of the seam. Backstitching on a machine is the equivalent of tying a knot while hand sewing – it locks the stitches in place. Without it, the seam can open up. This happens especially fast if the seam will be under any stress – for example, turning a project right side out after sewing. Here are my steps to sewing on a machine:
Optional: to finish the edges of your new seams, you can either use a tight zig zag stitch or you can use pinking shears to reduce fraying on the inside of your seams. I like to press my seams with a steam iron after sewing because it makes them look a little neater. 🙂 You can also clip the edges with pinking shears to stop them from fraying – I almost always do that.
Congrats you created a simple seam! There are all sorts of fancy ways to discuss sewing techniques and different seams. It’s cool if you want to spend time learning about each individual term, but if you just want to dive in and learn to sew, this is as basic as it gets! You can learn to sew just about anything now that you know how to sew a seam! Now go make you a seam! Let me know how it goes below!
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