You all asked for it and I’m finally delivering! Garment sewing! It was the number one thing you requested when I did that survey a couple of months ago. Of course, we’ve gone over several general skills that you’ll use in sewing clothing – but now I’m going to start getting into specific things like using elastic, lots of closures and – seam finishing!
You can just leave your seams unfinished – but you’ll have snarly thread messes there the first time you throw it in the wash. I did that years ago on a quickie skirt for my daughter and she did NOT thank me. She kept thinking she had spiders crawling up her legs where the thread was tickling. 🙂
So – there are LOTS of different ways to finish seams, and we’ll go ever several of them in the next couple of months. But I’m starting today with the two easiest. These work on straight or curved seams, all weights of fabric. They’re not fancy – but they get the job done and they’re perfect for everyday items.