York School of Sewing – How to Sew a Flat Felled Seam


“Hello, I’m Nadine Paver from York School of Sewing and in this short video, I’m going to show you how to sew a Flat Felled Seam”. With the ‘wrong’ sides of the fabric together, pin the edges of the seam to be joined. Sew your first seam line at 1.5cm from the edge of the fabric. Remove the pins, as you go along. Set the stitches, with a light press of the iron. Then open it up and press the seam open. Trim down one seam allowance, by two thirds. So that you have one third of the seam allowance, left. Wrap the larger seam allowance, over the smaller seam allowance. Pin in place. At this point, you need to change the foot on your sewing machine. Either use a ‘Blind Hem’ foot or an ‘Edge Stitch’ foot. Alter the needle position, so that the needle falls right on the edge of the seam. With the machine set to a straight stitch, alter the width of your stitch. This will move your needle position into the right place. Sew along the folded edge of the seam, removing the pins as you go along. Give it a final press, to set the seam. And there you have it, a perfect, Flat Felled Seam”.