Have you ever tried serging the first stitching when you make a French seam? Pamela Leggett described this technique last weekend at our ASG educational event, and it reminded me of the serger heirloom sewing technique I learned in the 80’s. It is a fast and simple way to get a clean edge on the first French seam stitching.
Just like a normal French seam, start with wrong sides together and serge a narrow overlock stitch. Press and turn the seam so the right sides are together, and stitch the final seam on your regular sewing machine. No little pokey thread sneaking out of your second seam. A miracle!