Baste part of the seam in place, up until the corner, just so things don’t wiggle about. 2021 is fast approaching & I'm getting excited for the Nebula Block of the Month to kickoff in January! Disclaimer: We take partnerships and affiliates very seriously! We focus on producing high quality videos, tips, and tutorials to encourage our readers to be confident and happy wearing vintage-inspired garments. Sewing a French-seam corner is much the same as sewing any other French seam, just a little fiddlier, as corners always are. Please reach out via our Contact Form. This will become the pivot point for your corner seam. Cut fabric to 68” long. Between learning it in my sewing class and actually practicing it for a garment, it was a minimum of ten times before I felt confident enough to sew a corner seam without a second thought. Begin to pivot the base fabric, around the needle (timestamp 4:55), until the second side of the corner seam is in the sewing position. Fold the fabric along the seam so that the right sides are together. In sewing, the french seams denote something dainty, everything discreet – the perfect edge finish for seams. 2. Cut fabric to 68” long. All content unless otherwise stated is owned by Vintage on Tap, 2013-2019. Trim the excess right down to about 1/8". Sew the corner seam in place, timestamp 4:36. I mean it. Sewing Vintage McCall’s 7625, Video Walkthrough. Clip the corner where the side and bottom seams that you just sewed meet. The most important part to remember when you’re pinning everything, is to match up the corner seam first, since that is the most important feature of this seam. For a straight corner seam, clipping the seams and pressing them open normally will suffice. 3. Once turned right-side-out and pressed, you’ll have lovely corner seams that allow your fabric to now fit perfectly over a table/cushion/whatever! I love adding unexpected handmades to my baby gift repertoire. Starting on the side of the corner seam you basted, sew up the leg of the seam until you reach the corner. Enter your email address to havemy blog delivered to your email, - Ruler larger than 8” square or a piece of paper cut to 8” square. Sewing a corner seam may not happen often, but when it does, being prepared and knowing what you’re actually looking at is vital. ), the better - this will ensure that your curved French seam is pucker-free. I used a clear quilting guide, but because my guide was only 6” wide, I had to supplement with my measuring tape for the last 2”. It wi... I’m hosting a sew along! The French seams are much nicer. 3. 6. Clip the corner of the insert fabric and press your seams open, timestamp 5:43. Press The Seam. There was an error submitting your subscription. Step Two. Sew with a scant 1/4” seam. Do this for all 4 corners. Can you believe that this is the inside of our pillow cover?Turn the pillow cover right side out. If you’ve made any drastic changes along that seaplane, also be sure to rewalk your pattern pieces to be sure they line up. Putting wrong sides together, fold the fabric to form the shape of your pillowcase. Lift your presser foot, with the needle down. Take the time to be sure that there’s no fabric folded underneath in a weird way, and that you can continue stitching straight. Leave the 44/45” intact with the selvage on. They work best with light- to medium-weight fabrics because the heavier fabrics have a tendency to add too much bulk to the enclosed seam. Stitch a 3/8” seam around the pillow’s perimeter; be sure to pivot at the corners. Starting on the side of the corner seam you … As you approach the corner, go slowly, hand cranking the needle until the sewing needle is sitting right in the middle of the corner seam. View in gallery. If the fabric you are using is unstable, use plenty of pins! Since then, it has become not only a photo blog, but also a popular YouTube channel and Instagram Feed. To sew a French seam, start by pinning the fabric with the wrong sides facing each other and sewing it together using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. I press it to one side, then the other. Such a great tutorial. Mark both sides with a pen & then cut with scissors. Sew the corner seam in place, timestamp 4:36. (I’ve also been known to use a pencil, but that’s just me!). Trim the seam in half. The folded edge of the triangle stretches across from side to side and holds the sheet down very well on a standard crib mattress.