Description

    One side of the seam allowance is folded over, encasing the raw edge of the other seam allowance.


Suitable For

    Lightweight fabrics that are not prone to raveling. Items that will have visible seams.


Advantages

    Produces a neat, clean seam finish that won’t ravel.


Disadvantages

    Adds some bulk to the seam allowance, making it unsuitable for medium to heavy weight fabrics. Somewhat
    time consuming.


How to Make

    After pressing the seam open, trim one side of the seam allowance to 1/8”. Turn the edge of the other
    seam allowance under 1/8” and press. Turn this pressed seam allowance under again, covering the raw
    edge of the other seam allowance. Place the folded edge so that it just covers the stitching. Stitch close to
    the folded edge. Press the seam allowance to one side.





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