Wednesday, March 19, 2008

How to Sew a Topstitched Seam

Topstitched seams are decorative and give a sporty, tailored, or contrasting finish to a garment or home decorative item. It holds bulky seam allowances flat and emphasizes the seams of a garment.

1. Stitch a 5/8" standard seam. Press seam allowances open.


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2. Topstitch along each side of the seam, through both layers of fabric. Keep stitching a straight and equal distance from the seam line.


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An alternative method is to press both seam allowances to one side as indicated on the pattern. Topstitch through all three layers of fabric.

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