Learning to Sew Part 3: How to Sew Basic Seams
Welcome to the Learning to Sew Series! We invite you to sew through this 7-part video series with us and learn some basic sewing techniques. Made with the beginner in mind, these videos will walk you through all the fundamentals from how to set up your machine to sewing basic stitches. At the end, we’ll put all the skills together and sew a pillow with a zipper!
In Part 2 of the series, we learned how to sew stitches and today we’re going to use those skills in an application and learn how to sew seams. If you’re just joining the series, you can catch up on Part 1: How to Set Up Your Sewing Machine (200627XHT) and Part 2: How to Stitch (200626XHT).
Seams are used to join two panels of fabric together. They are most often used for sewing larger projects like covers or awnings. There are several different methods for sewing a seam, and we’re going to cover two of the most popular options: an overlapping seam and a semi-flat felled seam.
If you’d like to learn more about seams, check out our Seam Construction video (200333XHT) featuring the three most popular seams for canvas for more of an in-depth look at seam techniques.
When you're ready to move on, head over to Part 4 in the Learning to Sew Series: How to Finish an Edge (200624XHT).