voulez vous francais?
me neither. but i can do a french seam! i am making new bedding for e and since i am too cheap to buy extra wide fabric (and because they don’t make super cute extra wide fabric) i am piecing together an absolutely gorgeous fabric from joel dewberry’s amazing heirloom collection. seriously. amazing. go look here. love, love, love, love, love. we are talking the kind of love that makes one buy not only the 7.5 yards needed to make this duvet cover but an additional 2 yards 2 other fabrics and get this, 18 yards of 18 other fabrics. this is serious folks.
anyway…back to my post.
to piece the pieces together i decided to use a french seam! they always terrified me but in reality they are so simple and easy and fun!
check out the steps…
1. lay fabric wrong sides together, line up raw edges, pin, and sew.
2. trim as close to the seam line as you dare.
3. iron to one side.
4. flip so fabric is right sides together, iron seam, and pin.
5. sew another seam.
6. iron seam to one side.
7. top stitch (optional).
it really does give it a very finished and polished look. i will share full pictures of e’s room when it is complete. but she is also getting a new “headboard” and i am refinishing an old tea chest my grandfather made for my mother when she was a little girl for her. stay tuned!
joel dewberry heirloom ornate floral in amethyst