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how to sew a welt seam

how to sew a welt seam

This is a good seam which is suitable for heavy weight fabrics where a flat seam would also be beneficial for example a winter coat.

Steps to sew a welt seam

  1. Place right side together and sew 1.5cm (5/8”) in from the edge (this is the standard seam width, adjust if needed).
  2. Trim one side of the seam to 5mm (2/8”).
  3. Neaten the edge of the un-trimmed side using preferred method.
  4. Press seam to one side so the longer edge is uppermost.
  5. On outside sew 1cm (1/4”) from the first row of stitching.
  6. Press for a neat finish.

welt seam

Showing how the seam will appear on the wrong side (inside) of the garment.

Showing how the seam will appear on the wrong side (inside) of the garment.

Showing how seam will appear on the right side (outside) of the garment.

Showing how seam will appear on the right side (outside) of the garment.

Showing how seam is constructed.

Showing how seam is constructed.

Comments

RS on April 14, 2012:

that easy explanation really helped

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