Saturday, 28 September 2013 10:00
Learn to Finish Your Seams ProfessionallyWritten by d'Italia
You can create the most beautiful, high-quality, elegant garments in the world that are gorgeous to behold and a dream to wear, but without making sure the little things are in place, it will all be for nothing. Finishing seams may be one of the least glamorous aspects of sewing and creating garments, but without proper mechanics and attention to the minutiae, you’ll find your works of clothing art literally falling apart at the seams.
Why to Finish Seams Finishing seams keeps your seams firmly in place, which keeps your garment firmly in place. Without proper seam finishing, you’ll find the piece coming undone when you wear it heavily or put it in the wash. The Strength of Seam Not all fabrics are created equal, and some will require more attention than others. As a general rule, the looser the fabric is, the tighter you’ll need to finish its seams in order to keep it together. Know Your Method Remember also that while sewing machines are fantastic tools, they can’t do it all – people were doing seams before they had machines! Approaches like zig-zags simply aren’t possible with a machine, so be sure to know your seam style and your tool limitations beforehand. To book a free consultation with us phone (03) 9509 4633 d'Italia is open 7 days 10am-5pm and is located at 62 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Melbourne