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
- Liesl Gibson from Oliver + S uses a special foot to sew her flat felled seam with this tutorial.
- Sew a flat felled seam with a regular sewing foot with this tutorial from Coletterie.
- Sew a flat felled bias bound seam. The result is quite lovely! Great tutorial from Abby (Things for Boys) for Go To Sew.
- Rather finish the edge with a serger? Use this mock flat felled seam tutorial from Coletterie.
Where to use a flat felled seam
- 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.
- Sew a fun sunshade outside! Use flat felled seams to make it strong. Tutorial Part 1, 2, 3, 4 from A Jennuine Life.
- Use a flat felled seam in a jacket like Rachel from House of Pinheiro. See the jacket, see the seams.