French Seam

For hiding and protecting seam allowances on a non-lined garment, the “French seam” method proposes to encapsulate them within a second, hidden, seamline, sewn first with the fabric pieces wrong sides together, before the actual, visible, seam locks them away; an amendable procedure that easily justifies the effort.


  1. Though the baste stitches (white thread) are not stricktly necessary, fixing these lines by hand greatly helps the process when using slippery fabrics.