The Ultimate Guide to
Finishing your cut edges with pinking shears is the easiest option. Pinking shears are specialized scissors that cut with a
1. Pinking Shears
A zigzag stitch takes things up a notch because you actually have to sew the edges of your fabric. It’s great because you don’t need a specialized machine.
2. Zigzag Stitch
It’s very similar to the zigzag finish,
except that the overlock stitch gives a lot more coverage to the cut edges, meaning it really prevents unraveling well, even on fray-prone fabrics.
3. Overlock Stitch
It works best for light to medium weight fabrics – heavy fabrics can get a bit too bulky for French seams.
4. French Seam
They lend a lot of strength and durability to a seam because the allowances are folded over and sewn twice.
5. Flat Felled Seam
Which seam finish is your favorite?