An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
And Sew A Flat Seam
On Friday I bought some denim fabric to make myself a skirt. I thought I'd do the seams in classic flat seam style. First I had to practise, using scraps left after cutting the skirt out.
Sew the pieces together, wrong sides facing, which feels a little strange.
Trim one seam allowance close to the stitching.
Fold the other seam allowance in half and press it.
Fold again so that it encloses the trimmed allowance and pin.
Sew along th edge of the fold.
The other side looks neat too.
I practised for a bit, then made my skirt. I did try to take a photo of me wearing it, in a mirror, but it just didn't work.
The heading reminds me that while I was teaching tatting in a habedashery shop in Upington, some customers came in and had a look at what we were doing. I heard one lady whisper to her friend, 'It's just for people who sit around the house all day!'