Covered open seam variation (Hong Kong/Flat Felled/French seam)

Covered open seam variation (Hong Kong/Flat Felled/French seam)

Sewing Method, a variation on the Hong Kong/Flat Felled/French seam.

I have seen it in a book years ago for making some outdoor camping stuff, might have been a seam on a tent or tent cover.  Don’t remember the usage, but I modified the size for use in making men’s clothes.

The finished width is twice the seam allowance you used, for this example, I use 1/2″ seam allowances, finished width is 1″, this works best on light to medium/heavyweight,  does not come out so well with heavy to very heavy weight fabric.   I use it with medium bottom weight canvas/cotton fabric for men’s shorts and pants.

A covered seam alternative, a variation of the hong Kong/Flat Felled/French seam. no raw edges, very flat, no bulk seam. super strong.
A covered seam alternative, a variation of the Hong Kong/Flat Felled/French seam. no raw edges, very flat, no bulk seam. super strong.

I have used in jackets, pants, and shorts (mostly cargo), the outside seam.  I know most use the traditional flat fleed seam for that, but I like completely symmetrical seam when the fabric has equal layers on each side of the seam, a flat fled has them all pressed to one side.

Here the video on how to make it, I can’t even begin to write out the written direction to do it.

 

 

Here is a bunch of examples of the different looks you can get with it.

 

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