Simple Sewing Skills: Sew French Seam & Making bias binding
What you'll learn
- Learn how to finish seams with a french seam
- Learn how to stop raw seams from fraying without overlocking
- Learn how to finish seams for delicate, transparent fabrics like chiffon, organza, netting etc.
- Learn how seams are finished by hand without the use of a sewing machine
- The course is for all levels.
In this course, you will learn 2 sewing skills.
Sewing French Seam
(1) You will learn how to sew french seam by hand sewing or by machine sewing. French seam is useful for finishing such garments made with delicate transparent fabrics such as organza, organdie, tafetta, lace,chiffon, netting etc.
French seam is also good for hand sewers who are sewing entirely by hand and are not using a sewing machine at all. Machine sewers also use this seam, usually for delicate fabrics or for children's clothes. It helps you to finish the raw edge by encasing it in another seam. This stops fraying and also gives a very tidy finish to your garment.
Making and sewing bias binding
(2) You will learn how to cut bias binding pieces from remnants. You will learn how to sew them together to make continuous bias binding and you will see how you can use it on a neckline as a neck facing.
Who this course is for:
- All those who want to learn to make their own clothes.
I am a pattern designer, a prolific maker and sewer. You can follow my work on instagram @ariikestudio and Ariike Sewing Studio on youtube. I learnt from my mother who was a dressmaker. I later went on to fashion school and ran my own fashion label for a while before changing course and training as a lawyer. I practised law for almost 15 years until an unexpected interruption which fortunately led me back to my passion. I make everything from clothes to bags and now I have created a textile toy monkey ('Tata') which is a registered UK design. I own 2 labels, Tata and Ariike Studio. You will find me in my studio in South West London and on Youtube at Ariike Sewing Studio