Mom wanted to know how to have a seam that was finished on the inside as well as on the outside. Today we are having a quick lesson in making a french seam. This is for utility purposes – not for heirloom clothing, so the seam is very much wider, but it is the same principal.

Take two pieces of fabric:

Hold them together with right sides facing OUT. Sew a 1/4″ seam on each side.

Turn the pieces so the right sides are facing IN. Press.

Sew a slightly larger seam. You are trying to encase the previous seam inside the seam you are now sewing.

Turn with right sides facing out again and press the seams:

If there are threads hanging, just trim them. To finish the bottom of your pouch, sew the bottom seam with right sides facing OUT:

Turn right sides facing IN, press and sew a slightly larger seam:

Turn right sides OUT, press and trim any hanging threads:

This is a photo of the inside of the pouch – I hope you can get an idea of how the seams are finished on the inside;

Hope this helps!!