John Blalock

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My first flat fell seam

I completed my first flat fell seam last night, joining a red stripe with a white stripe.  Cutting evolved careful measurement and marking with a grease pencil under the watchful eye of Rachel Finn.  We were able to tear the white denim down the full length of the two yards of fabric.

Things I learned:

-Selvage edge is what I would call the “factory” edge.  You get two (one on either side of the bolt) and its a true straight line.

-Ripping fabric, you must tear evenly on both sides.

-For flat fell seams you have to iron the hem into place, otherwise there is no way to prevent the fabric from going all over the place.

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