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How to do a Turned and Stitched Seam Finish

WHAT IS IT?

A turned-and-stitched seam finish is a way to finish seams or edges by turning under the raw edges and edgestitching them for a clean, flat finish. It may also be called an edgestitched (page link) seam finish.

Turned-and-stitched finish (1)

Turned-and-stitched finish

Turned-and-stitched finish (2)

Turned-and-stitched finish

WHEN DO YOU USE IT?

This seam finish is great for stable lightweight fabrics like cotton or linen. If your fabric presses well and holds a crease, this is a good solution for finishing the edges.

HOW TO DO A TURNED-AND-STITCHED SEAM FINISH

How to do A Turned-and-stitched Seam Finish (1)

Sew the seam with a regular 5⁄8″ (1.5cm) seam allowance, backstitching (page link) at the start and end. Press the seam open.

How to do A Turned-and-stitched Seam Finish (2)

Tuck under the raw edge about ¼” (6mm) along one side of the seam allowance, and press in place.

How to do A Turned-and-stitched Seam Finish (3)

Repeat with the other side of the seam allowance.

How to do A Turned-and-stitched Seam Finish (4)

Take your work to the sewing machine. Arrange your piece so the garment layers are all to the left and only the seam allowance layer is underneath the presser foot. You’ll be sewing a mini-hem on each side of the seam allowance in this step. Sew close to the folded edge, all the way from top to bottom, and backstitch at both ends.

How to do A Turned-and-stitched Seam Finish (5)

Sew the other side. Backstitch at both ends again. Press the seam flat one last time to set the stitches.

Source : The Sewtionary An A to Z Guide to 101 Sewing Techniques + Definitions
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