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Learn how to sew a flat felled seam

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How to sew flat felled seams (and some tutorials to use them!)

A flat felled seam is the best seam to use when you want to encase the raw edges and make a really strong seam. Flat felled seams are easy to sew and will make your projects withstand more use and wear and tear than a regular seam.

How to sew a flat felled seam

  1. Liesl Gibson from Oliver + S uses a special foot to sew her flat felled seam with this tutorial.
  2. Sew a flat felled seam with a regular sewing foot with this tutorial from Coletterie. 
  3. Sew a flat felled bias bound seam. The result is quite lovely! Great tutorial from Abby (Things for Boys) for Go To Sew.
  4. Rather finish the edge with a serger? Use this mock flat felled seam tutorial from Coletterie.

Where to use a flat felled seam

  1. Sew your own jeans! Don’t forget the flat felled seams so you don’t burst one open! See some tips from Sew A Straight Line.
  2. Sew a fun sunshade outside! Use flat felled seams to make it strong. Tutorial Part 1, 2, 3, 4  from A Jennuine Life.
  3. Use a flat felled seam in a jacket like Rachel from House of Pinheiro. See the jacket, see the seams.


  1. Mary koczan says

    I took two t-shirts, a size larger than I usually wear and made a reversible vest.
    Easy as abc!

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