I was having a late breakfast and doing a little channel surfing when I came across a sewing show. I saw Gertie's face for just a sec, so I stayed put. The show is on PBS stations and it's called:
It's Sew Easy. Yes, my dvr is now set. How did I not know about this show?
Anyway, this lady was showing some industry techniques for sewing without pins.
Anyone who knows me, knows I am an over pinner extraordinaire! I have issues, okay.
One of them is a pincushion addiction, so that requires lots of pins. :-)
Okay, now the how-to part for the easiest flat-felled seam ev-er. I used a curved seam just to see if it worked as well as on a straight seam cuz sometimes us chicks have curvy seams that match our curvy parts....am I right? Here goes......
Place your fabrics wrong sides together with the lower fabric sticking out about 3/8"
Fold over and stitch really close to the raw edge
With a curve, be really mindful that you keep an even amount showing
All done with part one
Now, open the seam
Fold over so the raw edge is covered
Sew along the edge. Again, be mindful of the under parts
The finished seam
I know, I know!!!
I was so excited I just had to share.
Now, go and flat-fell something....no pinning, no ironing, just sewing........