Skill Level: Intermediate
Pros: Can Be Handsewn, Can Be Machined, Historically Accurate, Reinforced, Will Not Fray
Cons: Adds Bulk, Can Look Modern, Not Good for Curves, Takes Time, You Must Be Able to Sew Quite Straight
Best For: Seams that Take Stress, Straight Seams, Transparent Fabrics
A Felled Seam is a nicely enclosed, reinforced seam. We tend to associate it with modern blue jeans, but it’s a very traditional bit of stitchery. Most of the shirts and smocks in Patterns of Fashion 4 use a handworked Fell seam.
Seam Allowance Required: 1/2″-1″