This post is part of the Sewing Back-to-School series, 30 days of helpful sewing articles by guest bloggers. Feel free to check out the original Sewing Back-to-School post for schedule and previous posts!
Today I want to show you how I use french seams on a tote bag I made. The technique is absolutely the same, but it’s a slightly different application than you normally see. Heck, I used french seams when I was making the crib sheets for my daughter. You can turn any straight seam into a french seam!
In working on my tote, I had to do a lot of these seams before the next step.
Both sides of the seam are smooth and clean! And in this case, the seams actually provide functional stability for the bag. So they are extra helpful.
This tote bag had 8 french seamed sides! And they all joined….of course I did the tricky one. lol. But I have a super cute market tote in the End! I think I’ll take it with me to the Sewing Summit.
I hope you all try a french seam or two. I promise you’ll be happy with the results!
Thanks for having me Sara!