How To Sew A Mock French Seam

The mock French seam is another easy way to create a clean finish on your seams for light to medium weight fabrics.  It encases the raw edge in the same way that a French seam does, but the sewing technique is slightly different.  The ‘mock’ french seam finish can be used on curves, unlike the traditional French seam.

Step 1:  Pin the RIGHT sides of your fabric together.

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Step 2
:  Stitch together using the seam allowance specified on the pattern.

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STEP 3
:  Press open the seam allowance.

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STEP 4
:  Press one side of the seam allowance in half so that the raw edge meets the center of the seam.

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STEP 5
:  Press the other side of the seam allowance in half so the raw edge meets the center of the seam.

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STEP 6
:  Bring both of the folded edges together and press.

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STEP 7:  Edge stitch 1/8″ of from the folded edge.

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STEP 8
:  The raw edges are encased inside the folded seams for a neat finish.

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This is how the finished seam will look below.

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Happy Sewing!!

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