Begin by sewing a plain seam using a basting stitch.
Press seam open
Cut a strip of fabric (that you want to show–so coordinating or contrasting) the same width as the two seam edges.
Lay the strip in place. Pin if you want to. I hardly ever want to. But I probably would with this if I was sewing a longer item.
Turn everything over with the correct side of the fabric up, making sure that fabric strip stays in place
Now, stitch 1/4 inch away from the seamine with a straight stitch
down one side
Then back down the other
So the correct side will look like this
Now for the fun part: remove the basting stitches to reveal the hidden fabric in the “slot”
I think this could be fun on a pair of little girl’s pants, along the outside seam of the legs.
The Book says: “A Slot Seam is desirable when a strip of fabric in a matching or contrasting color is added to the garment. This also adds a little bit of ‘spice’ to an otherwise plain seam.”
It’s all about the spice, baby!
You Told Me:
Kim B wrote: “I finished a little dress for my daughter to wear for Christmas and this was how the zipper was put in as well. I loved the results because the zipper was hidden that way.”