More modern no cut flat felled seams

More modern no cut flat felled seams

Sewing method here is a few more methods of doing a modern no cut flat felled seam.

All of the methods below I have developed from other techniques and methods just decided to try to combine and clean up the methods and make it easier for people to understand.

As with most stuff with sewing, I have no idea who first came up with this or that, I not claiming originality on anything of the sort, just some refinements of technique and methods.

 

This first method is a better method on the traditional way of doing a flat felled seam on a home sewing machine with no special feet.  You offset the top layer of fabric about 1/2 of the seam allowance, then sew your construction seam at your designated seam allowance, First is using the garment standard of 5/8″seam allowance.

Second press seam, then open fabric and press the seam allowances over toward the larger seam allowance.  Now fold over the larger seam allowance over to the construction seam and press.

all of the seam allowances, all of the raw edges are now covered and concealed within the seam allowances.

Time to finish the seam, edge stitch the seam down using a 1/16″ stitch on the edge of the seam.  This will be the front or exposed side of the garment so stitch as best you can.

 

This method is making a wider seam, with the modern no cut flat felled seam, you so the about method, but with a few small changes,

First, decide how wide you want the exposed seam to be, I wanted a 1/2″ wide seam, so I will be using a 1″ seam allowance in this example.

You offset the top layer of fabric about 1/2 of the seam allowance, then sew your construction seam at your designated seam allowance,

Second press seam, then open fabric and press the seam allowances over toward the larger seam allowance.  Now fold over the larger seam allowance over to the construction seam and press.

Take all of the seam allowances, all of the raw edges are now covered and concealed within the seam allowances.

Time to finish the seam, edge stitch the seam down using a 1/16″ stitch on the edge offo the seam.  This will be the front or exposed side of the garment so stitch as best you can.

This method is making a wider seam and with fabric accent or a welt. , using the modern no cut flat felled seam, you so the about method, but with a few small changes,

First, decide how wide you want the exposed seam to be, I wanted a 1/2″ wide seam, so I will be using a 1″ seam allowance in this example.

You offset the top layer of fabric about 1/2 of the seam allowance, then sew your construction seam at your designated seam allowance,

Second press seam, then open fabric and press the seam allowances over toward the larger seam allowance.  Now fold over the larger seam allowance over to the construction seam and press.

Take all of the seam allowances, all of the raw edges are now covered and concealed within the seam allowances.

Then insert between the seam you just folded over and the garment fabric strip of fabric, ribbon, or lace.

Time to finish the seam, edge stitch the seam down using a 1/16″ stitch on the edge of the seam.  This will be the front or exposed side of the garment so stitch as best you can.

This method is making a less bulk wider seam , using the modern no cut flat felled seam, you so the about method, but with a few small changes,

First, decide how wide you want the exposed seam to be, I wanted a 1/2″ wide seam, so I will be using a 1″ seam allowance in this example.

You offset the top layer of fabric about 15/16″ of the seam allowance, then sew your construction seam at your designated seam allowance,

Second press seam, then open fabric and press the seam allowances over toward the larger seam allowance.  Now fold over the larger seam allowance over to the construction seam and press.

Take all of the seam allowances, all of the raw edges are now covered and concealed within the seam allowances.

Time to finish the seam, edge stitch the seam down using a 1/16″ stitch on the edge of the seam.  This will be the front or exposed side of the garment so stitch as best you can.

 

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