The Fakey-Fell

Let’s be honest – most of us aren’t buying jeans at a price point where we’re going to see a … More

Classic Flat Felled Seam

This is the classic seam associated with denim, particularly when it comes to jeans.  It’s really deceptively easy to do. … More

A zig-zagged edge.

Zig-Zag Edges

Sometimes, you just want to finish an edge really really fast – you don’t care if it looks pretty up … More

The selvedge edge of fabric is completely finished, and often more densely woven than the body of the cloth..

Using the Selvedge Edge

The “selvedge” (not “salvage”, which is what I always thought my mother was saying) edge of the fabric is created … More

A Seam, finished by Pinking.

Pinking a Seam Allowance

You should always do something with your seam allowances so they don’t fray and tangle.  Pinking is one of the … More

The finished Hairline Seam.

Hairline Seam

This is the ultra-thin version of the French Seam.  It’s very useful if you’re making fine linen pieces (like coifs), … More

The finished French Seam, from the back.

French Seam

The French Seam is my favorite seam of all time.  It’s fully encased and leaves no visible stitching on the … More