French Seams

The key to great sewing is having the tools you need to make the job easy and pleasant. In order to create a beautiful French seam, those tools should include the following:

  • Some type of wrinkle release for your fabric when ironing (since ironing is key in getting a great final project). My favorite is Mary Ellen’s Best Press, which can be purchased in a few nicely scented selections. Best Press is not starch, per se, and will not leave a white, flaky residue on your fabric.  It will leave your fabric will a nice  light crisp feel. Thrifty Tip: Purchase in the large refill jug along with a mini spray bottle. The spray bottle is easy to handle and can be kept at your sewing area. It can also be purchased in a convenient spray bottle.


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